1) According to Johnson, why should the US fight in Vietnam? What are the reasons he outlines
for why the US is in Vietnam?
According to Johnson there were three main reasons for the US to enter the Vietnam War.
1) The Domino Theory- The s
1) What was Eisenhowers policy towards China and Taiwan?
-Eisenhower agreed to defend Taiwan only if China was to invade them.
2) What was the New Look Strategy? Why did Eisenhower implement it?
-The New Look Strategy was a form of massive retaliation. It
Washington Monroe and Adams.
What was Washingtons view of what US Foreign Policy ought to be? Why did he
argue nations should avoid antipathies and passionate attachments toward other
nations? What should guide US foreign policy? Why?
He believed that the
1) Why have American leaders stressed the importance of an engaged America in the post Cold
War world? Why is American foreign policy important according to Jentleson?
-American leaders have stressed the importance of an engaged America because there have
Reading Review Questions
Washington, Monroe, Adams
1) What was Washingtons view of what US foreign policy ought to be?
Why did he argue that nations should avoid antipathies and
passionate attachments toward other nations? What should guide
US foreign pol
2 Foreign Policy Theories
Political Realism (normative theory on how states should act)
States (Leaders) seek power
States (leaders) are the key actors
States (Leaders) are rational
Theory of Realism (theory that explains beha
Jetelson Chapter 4 notes
The Revolutionary War and Consolidation of Independence 1776-1800
Our first ally was France
Money, supplies, and armed forces from France were necessary to win
war. We needed France
AFP Test 1 Lecture Review
What was Americas foreign policy following its independence (1776)?
Trade: Continue trade with European states to promote
Independence (alliance with France) avoid long term commitments to states to keep independence
Intro to American foreign policy
1. Comprehensive engagement
a. Opposite of self-imposed isolationism
b. Support of closest friends/allies
b.i. Europe, Asia, N. America, Middle East
c. Promoting international democracy, security
Jentleson Chapter 1 Review Questions
1. Why have American leaders stressed the importance of an engaged America in the post Cold War world?
Why is American foreign policy important according to Jentleson?
American leaders have stressed the importance of a
What lessons are learned during and after the first Gulf War? What are the limits
of the first Gulf wars significance according to Jentleson?
Aggression was still a fact of international life
American Foreign policy objectives are more likely to
Bush Reading Notes
National Security Strategy as of 2002
Nonmilitary action is preferred response
WMD are greatest threat
Must use proactive counter proliferation strategy so they dont get WMD in first
Current Context: Successes and Challenges
Spanish American War1898
o Remember the Maine! To Hell with Spain!
o Death total: 3549 (83% from disease)
o US has now defeated a major European power
Led to a different foreign policy from Americans
Led to a different view of the US from rest of the wo
Jetelson Chapter 5 Notes
Cold War Views
Orthodox- It was the fault of Joseph Stalin and the USSR
Revisionist- US holds responsibility. They were offensive while the USSR was
trying to maintain their own security.
PEACE: United Nations
Example of the p
Chapter 6 Jetelson Notes
Vietnam, Cold War, failure of dtente, budget and trade deficit, increased
oil prices, Nuclear worries, all examples of turbulence
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara Reasons for Vietnamese Failure
Pursuing American Interests Abroad
Question after Cold War was to become isolationist again or not
Lake argued to keep active in world affairs for US prosperity
Clinton remained engaged in Middle East, World Economy, Pacific, Nuclear
1) What is the falling domino principle in regards to the Cold War and Vietnam?
The Falling Domino Principle was put forward by President Eisenhower in regards to the threat from Communist.
The principle suggests that the beginning of a disintegration wou
Global Health Initiative and American Foreign Policy
Health is a global issue. Whether a country is a third world nation or a major player in
the worlds economy, health is always a major concern for both domestic and foreign policy.
The United States curr
1) What was Americas foreign policy following its independence (1776)
-They had 2 goals, trade and political independence from other
countries. Also to remain neutral to support trading relationships and
2) What factors led to th
Yalta Feb 1945
Fate of Germany
UN (April 1945)
1. Europeans prefer that they have open elections and trade
2. Soviets want communist systems in place in these countries
3. Friendly to Soviets
4. Declaration of Liberated Europe: all count