How Did Theodore Roosevelt's Foreign Diplomacy

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The country that was most impacted by Roosevelt’s foreign diplomacy was Spain. After the Spanish-American War, Spain relinquished the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico to the United States. Additionally, the United States established a protectorate over Cuba and they also annexed Hawaii. For the first time in American history the United States had developed an overseas empire. As the President, Roosevelt wanted to multiply the influence and reputation of the United States in the world and make the country a worldwide power. Roosevelt’s political saying was to "speak softly and carry a big stick," and he upheld the fact that a president must be willing to use force when essential while practicing lots persuasion. Therefore Roosevelt…show more content…
Taft pursued a program that was known as "dollar diplomacy," which was designed to boost U.S. investments in South and Central American, the Far East, and the Caribbean. To carry out his foreign policy, Taft used government executives to support the sale of American products overseas; mainly heavy industrial goods. In Taft 's conception of foreign policy, the U.S. military was a tool of economic diplomacy. Taft sent over 2,000 U.S. marines to stabilize Nicaragua 's pro-U.S. regime when the rebels threatened to overthrow its government. United States trade with China really weakened under Taft’s presidency. Furthermore, Taft’s program which was aimed at commercial advantages in Central America provoked the existing hostility that had been created by Roosevelt 's military intervention in Santa Domingo and Panama. The appalling relations between the United States and the other American nations to the south lead to the assembling of a Pan-American Conference. The intent of the conference was finding ways to limit U.S. influence, intervention, and commercial penetration. Congress gave firm disagreement when Taft ordered over two thousand troops to the Mexican border ready to intervene in a revolutionary-torn Mexico to protect the U.S. investments. Then Taft backed off, leaving the situation in Mexico for his replacement to
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