Gilded Age Foreign Policy Analysis

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Introduction Today, people call the foreign policy in America from 1877 to 1914 as diplomacy in the Gilded Age. This was because there were lots of source to expand into the world. First, there were 50 million Americans in 1880, which could be possible to become the second leading industrial country in the globe. Second, after the Civil War, Americans noticed France and England was not in favor to them, so U.S. pursued the neutral foreign policy with the concentration on inward surrounding and money and power like the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 and the stop to acquire by the sugar interests in Hawaii in 1890 due to out of spirit with America’s non-interventionist tradition. Moreover, economically, America had a significant interest…show more content…
foreign policy. He would erect the canal to help Panama be free from Columbia. It completed in 1914. To support unlimited American right for Caribbean affairs, Roosevelt announced Monroe Doctrine later. Open Door Policy in Asia In 1890, Secretary of State, Hay offered the European powerful nations the ‘Open Door’ note to assert the U.S. had the right to equal trade in China. In 1900, the U.S. joined European powerful nations to cope with the Chinese Boxer’s attack on foreign embassies in Peking. At that time, dollar diplomacy which was published by U.S. press to counter Japanese power in Asia emerged to support the nationalists and enter a rivalry with Japan. At that time, China underwent the Chinese Revolution causing overthrowing the Manchu Dynasty. Woodrow Wilson and Mexico In opposition to dollar diplomacy as a bullying tactic and unfairly supporting American businesses, Wilson argued U.S. foreign policy should obey democratic principles. He neglected to recognize Huerta’s government since the overthrow of Mexico’s dictator, Diaz, by Madero was murdered by Huerta in 1913. Besides, America began to support Huerta’s opponent, Carranza, and occupied Veracruz. Therefore, Carranza’s rival, Pancho Villa, attacked the New Mexico border. Wilson sent troops to repress. Troops invaded into Mexico to capture Villa but they could not achieve their target
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