Foreign Policy in the United States

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  • Washington’s “Farewell Address”

    Washington’s “Farewell Address”
    As his second term came to a close, Washington revisited the letter and with the help of Alexander Hamilton and prepared a revision of the original draft to announce his intention to decline a third term in office.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,800 square miles of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana in 1803.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    The ideas are grounded in much earlier thinking, such as the "Farewell Address" of George Washington, in which he inveyed against close political association with European states, and in the first inaugural address of Thomas Jefferson.
  • China and the "Open Door" policy

    China and the "Open Door" policy
    After World War II, China's position as a sovereign state was recognized, and all special concessions and unequal treaties were abolished, except for the unequal treaties signed with Russia.
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    U.S. Mexican War

    Between 1846 and 1848, two neighbors, the United States and Mexico, went to war. It was a defining event for both nations, transforming a continent and forging a new identity for its peoples.
  • Alaska Acquistion

    Alaska Acquistion
    The Alaska Purchase was the acquisition of the Alaska territory by the United States from Russia in 1867 by a treaty ratified by the Senate.
  • Spanish-American-Cuban War

    Spanish-American-Cuban War
    The Spanish–American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States. It ultimately ended with the Americans defeating the Spaniards.
  • Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

    Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine
    Roosevelt's extension of the Monroe Doctrine asserted a right of the United States to intervene to "stabilize" the economic affairs of small states in the Caribbean and Central America if they were unable to pay their international debts.
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    It involved all of the world's great powers; assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers. Long-term causes, such as imperialistic foreign policies of the great powers of Europe, such as the German Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Russian Empire, the British Empire, France, and Italy, played a major role.
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    The war was an effect of the rise of Adolf hitler and the holocaust.
  • Containment

    Containment was a United States policy using military, economic, and diplomatic strategies to stall the spread of communism, enhance America’s security and influence abroad, and prevent a "domino effect"
  • The Truman Doctine

    The Truman Doctine
    The Truman Doctrine was a policy set forth by U.S. President Harry S Truman stating that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent their falling into the Soviet sphere.
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    The Cold War

    a result of political conflict, military tension, proxy wars, and economic competition between the Communist World – primarily the Soviet Union and its satellite states and allies – and the powers of the Western world, primarily the United States and its allies.
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    Berlin Blockade and Air Lift

    the Western Allies organized the Berlin Airlift to carry supplies to the people in West Berlin.
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    Korean War

    The war was a result of the physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
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    Vietnam War

    The U.S. government viewed involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam and part of their wider strategy of containment.
  • Hawaii acquisition

    Hawaii acquisition
    n January 1893, a group of American and European businessmen organized and carried out a coup d'état backed by the United States military which was successful in deposing Hawaiian Queen Lili'uokalani and overthrowing the monarchical system of government
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    after some unsuccessful operations by the U.S. to overthrow the Cuban regime, the Cuban and Soviet governments began to surreptitiously build bases in Cuba for a number of medium-range and intermediate-range ballistic nuclear missiles with the ability to strike most of the continental United States.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The Panama Canalis a 77-kilometre ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a key conduit for international maritime trade.
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    Gulf War

    a war waged by a U.N.-authorized coalition force from thirty-four nations led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of the State of Kuwait.
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    Iraq War

    Prior to the invasion, the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom asserted that the possibility of Iraq employing weapons of mass destruction threatened their security and that of their coalition/regional allies.