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PresidentForeign PolicyRooseveltBig Stick1901-1908The United States’ involvement in Latin America increased after the Spanish AmericanWar (Platt Amendment)Roosevelt adopted The Big Stick policy to increase Americas’ image and presence on theworld stage.Based on proverb, :Speak softly and always carry a Big Stick.”Means use force; be aggressive when needed.Uses the BS to take over customs house (collect payments) and taxes to pay trade debtsowed to European nationsWanted to keep Europe from using military to collect debts in Central Africancountries( Dominican Republican)Also sent around the newly built “Great White Fleet” on a trip around the world to showoff the American’s naval opportunity.Participated in the Panamanian Revolution and is a best example of his use of the Big Stickand Roosevelt Corollary.Areas used:Using the Big Stick, Roosevelt intervened in several Central American countries:
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