The Truman Doctrine's advocated aid to free peoples from hostile parties. Click Here For "Truman Doctrine" Speech Commentary On the "Truman Doctrine" President Truman’s speech for the initiation of the Truman Doctrine was considered to be over exaggerated. The use of rhetorical amplification of America’s fear of the loss of their freedom implemented panic in his audience in order to gain their support which was exactly what it did. This did not happen because of Truman’s popularity but because the public was willing to fight against communism. His plan was to protect the noncommunist countries around the world to contain communism.
Our economic outlook included the creation of a national bank to monitor the state bank, to create paper money, and to regulate the expenses of national taxes. Also, we believed in the importance of foreign trade to stimulate growth within the economy, hence, the creation of, “protective tariff or import tax” (History in the Making- Chapter 10). Also, under the leadership of Adams, we believed that additional money should have been relinquished to the navy for improved trade and the French conflict. However, “High Federalists,” under the instruction of Hamilton concluded that money should have been given to the army to decrease domestic rebellions (History in the Making- Chapter 10). With a relationship to France from the French Revolution, the relationship soon changed from attachment to division.
The nation would be more capable of deciding what was best for the other underdeveloped countries in the surrounding region. The diplomacy was based upon the American belief that American ideals were the way of the future for the world; what was good for the US must as well be good for the countries of Latin America. The Hispanic newspaper Regeneración of April 13, 1912, quoted Robert M. La Follette's criticism of the diplomacy. He regarded the diplomacy as an outpost, intervening the nations in Central and South America by imposing the US's method and supervision. The diplomacy often resorted to military power as a solution to the internal conflicts within the region.
States. Military and economic aid was sent to Greece as well as Turkey to resist the Soviet threat. Part of the strategy of the Truman Doctrine included the Marshall Plan, a massive aid and rebuilding program designed to assist European countries to rebuild, while at the same time helping those nations resist the temptation to adopt communist forms of economics and government. The United States sent food and economic aid to many European nations to help them rebuild their infrastructures and economies in order to resist communism. This aid was also offered to Eastern European nations, but Stalin forbade those nations under his control to accept it.
(Burton, 103, Social Darwinism) After being aware of this, Theodore Roosevelt’s plan was to make America the stronger country and gain power by taking other nations. Theodore Roosevelt is a patriotic American icon to many people today because of his acts of bravery and toughness. (Burton, 357) In the olden days (maybe until today), a huge country with dominance over other countries is the ideal country for Americans. “Theodore Roosevelt was a nationalistic patriot and imperialist in his very bones” (Burton, 357). This was one of the reasons Theodore Roosevelt wanted to build a bigger America, due to his “Pride of the Nation”.
While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different.The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817). According to Edward Ayres in American Anthem: Reconstruction to the Present all three Presidents used some form of Economic Aid, how we help other countries financially; Military Aid, how we help other countries’ militaries; and finally, Military Use, how we utilise our military (Ayres 817).
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.
Before the 20th century the United States was an isolationist nation but around the late 19th century America decided to convert into an imperialist power. They had numerous reasons to shift into being an imperialist nation. America didn’t want to begin imperializing to settle and live in the nations they were taking over, they already had America for that reason, they wanted to adopt these nations for what they had to offer, which was many things. America saw an opportunity to improving their nation and took it. Even if there were many causes for America to imperialize, three of them stood out the most.
Not only did the trial of Captain Preston affect the relationship between the Americans and British, but also the Coercive Acts. After the Boston Tea Party, Britain passed these laws to punish Boston and reinforce British control. The laws affected the lives of the Americans and through the Boston Harbour Act, they were unable to utilize the harbour. Due to Britain taking away the people of Boston’s ability to export and import goods, Samuel Adams’ words were valued and Americans wanted Britain to be held accountable for “cutting off our trade with all parts of the world”. Adams was the founder of the Sons of Liberty, a group of merchants, politicians and lawyers, involved in the protest of the Stamp Act.
The concept of realism originated all the way back from Peloponnesian war (between Athenians and Spartans around 420 BC). After Second World War, realism emerged as accepted wisdom in international relations because of the clear lessons that war appeared to reiterate. Whereas Liberalism stands for state’s internal political strength as the key factor for its foreign policy. Liberalism fully exploded as a comprehensive movement against the old order during the French Revolution, which influenced later events on the European continent and around the world. It further lays emphasis on state preferences rather than national power as primary determinant of state activities.