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Unformatted text preview: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY, 1890-1920 AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY, 1890-1920 LECTURE OUTLINE LECTURE OUTLINE a. U. S. acquired new, activist foreign policy between 1890 and 1920. b. The new policy had two strands: ideological and economic. The strands sometimes were braided, sometimes were separate. c. The new policy of activism and world leadership also prompted debate and conflict within the United States. d. The two strands and the debate over the U. S. role in the world evident in: Spanish-American War and the debate over imperialism Theodore Roosevelts foreign policy, especially in regard to Latin America Woodrow Wilsons foreign policy, especially in regard to World War I 1890s and the Spanish-American War 1890s and the Spanish-American War a. Conflict with Spain over Latin America erupted into war in 1898- Spain owned Cuba and there were tense relations between its colony and Cuba.- Cuba wanted independence from Spain.- Rough Riders up San Juan Hill.- They couldve take Spains empire. b. U. S. victory acquisition of territory and debate over imperialism. 3. The debate was not about activism. It was about acquisition of colonies....
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