Characteristics Of Theodore Roosevelt's Foreign Policy

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Foreign Policy America near the turn of the twentieth century was just coming into its own on the world stage. She was growing in influence, wealth, and power. America was seeing the widespread production of railroads and the first skyscrapers towered over the American people. The men in charge of the country during this particular period oversaw the growth of the United States were Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, and Theodore Roosevelt. Each president was presented with a unique set of challenges, but they all responded according to their own theories and beliefs. Many of these decisions were made on a global level as the United States was just beginning to take the shape of a world power. The foreign policies of these presidents and their actions in Latin America and the Pacific clear display the characteristics of a…show more content…
McKinley was assassinated shortly after he was reelected in 1900. This brought Theodore Roosevelt into the Presidency. President Theodore Roosevelt’s internationalism policy is considered one of the most influential policies of any American President. The President had many different ventures in politics, and was involved in many other countries. This gave birth to America’s current form as an international superpower. One of Roosevelt’s most important foreign endeavors was that of the Panama Canal. This canal allowed for a much quicker trip by sea between the east and west coasts of the Unites States. This massive undertaking would have been impossible had the U.S. not supported the Panamanian revolution from its former country of Columbia. Columbia would not agree to any U.S. offers; however the terms were accepted by Panamanian radicals. Roosevelt’s solution was to free the rebels and support their cause. The United States ended up paying close to fifty million dollars for this valuable trade

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