Lecture Slides May 3 - 5/3/2010 Public Opinion on Foreign...

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5/3/2010 1 Public Opinion on Foreign and Defense Policies POLS107 May 3, 2010 Professor Jackson A History of Isolationism: George Washington’s advice 1796 Farewell Address “The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible.” The Monroe Doctrine, 1823 The United States would not accept foreign intervention in the Western Hemisphere, and in return would not meddle in European affairs. James Monroe Fifth President, 1817-1825
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5/3/2010 2 The Era of Internationalism World War II drew the United States out of its isolationist policy isolationist policy. The U.S. was the only participating country to emerge from WWII with its economy intact, establishing it as a world superpower. The Cold War The Korean War (1950-1953) The Vietnam War (1964 1975 containment : The U.S. diplomatic The Vietnam War (1964-1975) Period of détente (1970s) Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989 Collapse of Soviet Union, 1991 policy adopted by the Truman administration to contain Communist power within its existing boundaries The Bush Doctrine Foreign policy based on the idea that the United
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