US Intervention in Latin America Week 1-1 Early US and New Republics

US Intervention in Latin America Week 1-1 Early US and New Republics

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Political Science 149 Duncan Week 1 Early US and New Republic U.S. entrance into foreign affairs 1. U.S. enters diplomatic game after independence 2. U.S. forced to resolve foreign policy issues with three goals in particular: 1.Settling the western border Status unclear on what was the end of U.S. control U.S. interested on more land in the west and Florida 2.Expanding diplomatic and communication ties 3.Preventing outside challenges, particularly Europe The Louisiana Purchase 3. First major expansion by the United States o Purchased from France who got it back recently o U.S. had concerns over French ownership because France posed a security threat, while Spain did not o 1802 - France closed New Orleans from U.S. ships further causing concerns o When France had to go back to war, they needed money so they sold the land mass What the purchase gave o Doubled the land of the U.S. including the New Orleans port that they wanted originally o Gave control over Mississippi River o Gave a huge area in which Americans could expand (clears up Goal #1) Florida Territory Why the U.S. cared about it o Did not want it to be transferred to Britain o 1811 - No transfer principle - US would seize Spanish Territory if they transferred it
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US Intervention in Latin America Week 1-1 Early US and New Republics

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