The us quickly built what was the second largest navy

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which allowed for more advanced weaponry and the construction of fleets of warships. The US quickly built what was the second largest navy at the time, second only to Great Britain. Foreign policy was another key to the US becoming a world power. Throughout the early 20 th century, three presidents implemented three different diplomatic approaches that each made the US grow as a world power. The first was Theodore Roosevelt’s “Big Stick” diplomacy, which encouraged expansion into other territories. During his term, Roosevelt stopped the
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conflict between the Russians and Japanese, which gave him advantages against the Japanese, getting them to agree to a Gentleman’s Agreement which greatly lessened the influx of Japanese immigrants. Roosevelt also added a corollary to Monroe doctrine that allowed US to intervene militarily against European imperialism in the western hemisphere. Once Roosevelt’s term ended, William Taft succeeded him. Taft ditched his “Big Stick” diplomacy and applied his “Dollar Diplomacy”. This diplomacy encouraged investment in Latin America and China. He hoped that their investments would discourage European nations from contesting the US’s expansion. This policy made it so that many of these colonies relied on US
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