Changing role for US

Changing role for US - Foreign Policy / Changing role for...

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Foreign Policy / Changing role for US I. Old Role a. Maintaining economic opportunity abroad i. Making sure you can have access to business and such around the Globe ii. Still going on today iii. War of 1812 iv. Maintain access to markets abroad b. Stay out of European affairs i. Weren’t in any alliances w/ anyone else in Europe ii. Founding fathers started this iii. Stay isolated c. Expanding it territory in North American i. Manifest Destiny ii. Belief that America has a job to spread out iii. Louisiana Purchase iv. Mexican War d. Exporting our Political i. Capitalism ii. Get other countries to adapt Capitalism and “their ways” iii. Believed that their system was the best II. New activism a. Spanish – American War (1898)
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i. First real break of the Past ii. Signals new direction for American Foreign Policy iii. Fought in Cuba iv. Fought the Spanish empire b/c in the 1890 a rebel broke out b/c they wanted to get rid of the Spanish v. Revolution begins to throw out the Spanish vi. President doesn’t want to US involved – McKinley vii.Agenda of staying out of European affairs viii. Start putting Cubans in concentration camps
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