Diplomacy of National Expansion

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Diplomacy of National Expansion 1. Isolationism a. Monroe Doctrine i. America stay out of British military and political affairs ii. Britain stop colonizing in America and stay out of our affairs b. Manifest Destiny- belief that God wants America to expand from ocean to ocean c. New Manifest Destiny i. International ii. Economic Change iii. Closing of Frontier d. e. Navalism-Civil war navy broken, no navy in 70’s and 80’s i. Book Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1. Written by naval officer Mahan 2. Argued that to have a strong empire, you need a strong navy 3. Impact on Congress - New battleships built f. Examples of Europe 1. European countries going into Africa and grabbing territory 2. America needs to act now to gain more territory before they take it all g. 1898-Spanish-American war signals the internationalist period of American foreign policy i. Spain lost all colonies in western hemisphere except Puerto Rico and Cuba ii. Cuba began independence movement 1. Cuba was main target for expansionist discussion a. Tried buying it but Spain wouldn’t sell it b. We let it go because Spain was weak and as long as it was weak, they couldn’t attack if war started.
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2. Cuba revolts, Spain revolts
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2009 for the course HIST 2057 taught by Professor Rand during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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