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[Meridian]_Foreign_Policy_Part_I_Easy_Study

[Meridian]_Foreign_Policy_Part_I_Easy_Study - US Foreign...

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US Foreign Policy Part 1 Easy Study Non-PP Format U.S. Foreign Policy: An Overview Part I Quick Breakdown: I. The Doctrine of Two Hemispheres (Isolationism) 1776-1880s II. The “New Manifest Destiny” 1880s-1914 III. WWI 1914-1919 IV. The “New Isolationism” 1920s-1930s V. WWII 1941-1945 VI. The Cold War Era 1945-1990 VII. Post Cold War Era 1990 to current The Doctrine of Two Hemispheres (Isolationism) 1776-1880 3 Periods A. Revolutionary War Period (1776-1783) B. Confederation Period (1777-1788)* C. The New Ship of State Period (1788 and on…) *Note the overlap in time from previous The Revolutionary War Period 1776-1783 The Continental Congress is governing body -1776 – Declaration of Independence -The French connection=secretly aids the “cause” -1778 – The Franco-American Alliance=1st entangling military and economic alliance -1783 – Treaty of Paris B. The Confederation Period 1777-1788 Advice=go back and review “mercantilism,” the Navigation Acts and the new government under the Articles of Confederation Great Britain -Refused to make any commercial treaties or repeal Navigation Laws -Shut off West Indies trade from US -Kept trading posts open on Northern border -Troops still in old areas -Conspired with Indians in the North West Spain: -Controlled mouth of Mississippi -1784 closed to American use
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