94.Briefly describe the policies that were accepted the basis for U.S. foreign policy during the 19th and 20th centuries. Manifest Destiny and the Monroe Doctrine were accepted as the basis for U.S. foreign policy during much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Manifest Destiny, in its broadest interpretation, meant that Americans were a chosen people ordained by God to create a model society. More specifically, it referred to the territorial expansion of the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The idea of Manifest Destiny was used to justify the U.S. annexation of Texas, Oregon, New Mexico, and California and, later, U.S. involvement in Cuba, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The Monroe Doctrine was enunciated by President James Monroe in a public statement proclaiming three basic dicta: no further European colonization in the New World, abstention of the United States from European political affairs, and nonintervention of European governments in the governments of the Western Hemisphere. After 1870, interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine became increasingly broad. In 1881, its principles were evoked in discussing the development of a canal across the Isthmus of Panama.95.In the context of U.S. foreign policy during the 19th and the 20th centuries, discuss the Roosevelt Corollary.
AACSB: AnalyticBlooms: RememberCateora - Chapter 03 #94Difficulty Level: 2 MediumLearning Objective: 03-03 How culture interprets events through its own eyesTopic: Historical Perspective in Global Business