American Foreign Policy

Timeline created by kaydenholt
  • Spanish-American War

    Protected US influence in the Western Hemisphere
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    War of Independence

    US gains independence from Great Britain
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    War of Independence

    US gains independence from Great Britain
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    Isolationism

    Establishing the Nation
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    Isolationism

    Establishing the nation
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    War of 1812

    US protects its economic and political rights
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    War of 1812

    US protects its economic and political rights
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    Monroe Doctrine

    Westward Expansion
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    Monroe Doctrine

    Westward expansion
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    Mexican War

    US gains more territory to allow westward expansion
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    Mexican War

    US gains more territory to allow westward expansion
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    Neutrality

    Long period of Monroe Doctrine and Isolationism that was distracted by the Civil War
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    Isolationism

    Trying to stay out of global conflict
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    World War I

    US pulled into WWI and became a Global Player
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    Isolationism

    Trying to stay out of global conflict
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    World War II

    US pulled into WWII and became a Global Player
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    Cold War

    US was in an international standoff and power struggle with the Soviet Union