Monroe Doctrine: Outlining US Policy Toward Latin America

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1823 James Monroe Monroe Doctrine Theodore Roosevelt “Square Deal” - Better & safer working conditions - Support for public health - Regulation of big business “New Nationalism” (1910 Congressional election) 1904 Roosevelt Corollary Outlining U.S. policy toward Latin America “to protect American interests” Big-stick diplomacy William Howard Taft Dollar Diplomacy money investment The 16th Amendment about income tax & a graduated tax system ( more efficient, and fairer to the poor and middle classes The 17th Amendment- Direct election of Senators Woodrow Wilson Missionary Diplomacy helps establish constitutional government in Latin American countries “New Freedom” Harry S. Truman Truman Doctrine The U.S. would support any nation…show more content…
Richard Nixon Vietnamize the war (train the South Vietnamese to fight their own and the U.S. support them with bombing raids), mine North harbor, bombing and invasion of Cambodia and Laos ( Kent University demonstration Release of the Pentagon Papers by Daniel Ellsberg revealed the war unwinnable, but presidents ignored the conclusion of CIA Nixon tried to stop its release( New York Times Co. v. United States S C: A free press was more important than keeping secrets of the government End draft (voluntary army), 26th Amendment reduced the voting age to 18 Congress passed the War Powers Act which prevented the president from sending troops to a foreign country for more than 60 days without a vote by Congress. “Ping Pong Diplomacy” with China Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty (limit defensive missiles) & Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) (limit offensive missiles) ( Détente with USSR All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward Jimmy Carter: Return of the Panama Canal to Panama, Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel, failure in the Iran Hostage

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