Chapter 3: The Historical Context: Great Debates in American Foreign Policy, 1789-1945
Introduction: "The Past Is Prologue"
Brief Historical Chronology
- The Revolutionary War and the Consolidation of Independence, 1776-1800
- Expansion and Preservation, 1801-65
- Global Emergence, 1865-1919
- Isolationist Retreat, 1919-41
- World War II, 1941-45
Great Debates over Foreign Policy Strategy
- Isolationism vs. Internationalism
- Power, Peace: How Big a Military, How Much for Defense?
- Principles: True to American Democratic Ideals?
- Prosperity: U.S. Imperialism?
- Key Case: U.S. Relations with Latin America-Good Neighbor or Regional Hegemon?
- Key Case: The United States as a Pacific Power
Great Debates in Foreign Policy Politics
- Going to War
- National Security vs. the Bill of Rights
- Free Trade vs. Protectionism