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  1. No Club Needed Theodore Roosevelt

  2. Panama Canal • Desires for expansion needed better transportation route • Isthmus splitting N. and S. American perfect location • French tried and failed, wanting to recoup losses • Tension was growing, group wanting independence • “Revolution” erupted with some assistance from abroad

  3. Don’t Make Same Mistakes • Americans had to learn from others • Yellow fever a huge issue • Dr. Walter Reed able to identify carrier and find solution • Army worked on huge drainage project to wipe out the mosquito • Construction began 1906, completed August 1914

  4. Roosevelt Corollary • U.S. intervention justified in any “wrongdoing” in Latin America • Addition to Monroe Doctrine • Dominican Republic area of interest for Europeans in 1904, Roosevelt takes control • Walking softly and carrying a big stick

  5. America and Asia • Japan posed concern in China • Glad to see Russian expansion challenged • Roosevelt the mediator • Treaty of Portsmouth 1905 • Goal: keep trade open in China • Slow down Japanese expansion

  6. Cont….. • Japanese displeased with outcome • Roosevelt mediating again • Japan insulted by San Francisco school politics • Segregation of Asian students • Roosevelt persuades school to change policy • Japanese immigration restricted • Roosevelt's unintended outcomes • Show of might? “Great White Fleet” • Japan sees this as a challenge and are motivated to increase own navy

  7. Roosevelt’s Shoes • William Howard Taft followed the Roosevelt show • Different style: MONEY will solve the problem • System was ineffective and made for poor foreign policy

  8. Moral Diplomacy • Woodrow Wilson: rejected notion of expansionism • Still got involved in Latin American activities • Most notably: Mexico • Long standing conflict between wealthy elite and peasant class • Amidst chaos, Wilson tries to promote “good” gov’t • Refused to recognize General Huerta’s regime

  9. Cont….. • Took a side, strongly • Prevented arms to get to Huerta, supported opposition, Carranza • U.S. presence made it’s point, Huerta backed down, Carranza gains power • Poncho Villa vs. the US