American Foreign Policy Overview

  • French Invasion of Mexico

    French Invasion of Mexico
    The invasion of Mexico from the second French Empire. isolationism, monroe doctrine
  • Spanish American War begins

    Spanish American War begins
    a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States. isolationism, monroe doctrine
  • Trade Wars in China

    Trade Wars in China
    denounced trade barriers erected in China by foreign nations and upheld the territorial integrity of China. open door policy,
  • Panama Canal authorized

    Panama Canal authorized
    An Act To provide for the construction of a canal connecting the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. good neighbor policy, roosevelt corollary
  • US enters World War 1

    US enters World War 1
    More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilized in one of the largest wars in history. internationalism
  • US enters World War II

    US enters World War II
    war against social unrest and communism. internationalism
  • United Nations established

    United Nations established
    The UN is estblished 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers. collective security
  • berlin blockade

    berlin blockade
    was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War and the first such crisis that resulted in casualties. During the multinational occupation of post-World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway and road access to the sectors of Berlin under their control. Their aim was to force the western powers to allow the Soviet zone to start supplying Berlin with food and fuel, thereby giving the Soviets practical control over the entire city. containment
  • korean war begins

    korean war begins
    a military conflict between north and south korea, that was aided by the united states. containment, collective security
  • cuban missle crisis

    cuban missle crisis
    soviets set up nuclear weapons in cuba to attack the US. soviets reached an agreement with the us and dismantled the weapons in exchange for the us not invading cuba. containment, deterrence
  • U.S. commits to Vietnam War

    U.S. commits to Vietnam War
    US aided in the vietnam war the country was dived in two. containment detente
  • Salt I Pact

    Salt I Pact
    nuclear weapon treaty. containment
  • soviet invasion of afghanistan

    soviet invasion of afghanistan
    soviets invade afghanistan. containment
  • Operation Iraqi Feedom

    Operation Iraqi Feedom
    US enters iraq as an effect of terrorism. collective security, internationalism