U.S. Foreign Policy: A Documentary And Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • Akis Kalaitzidis
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  • ISBN-10: 0313383766
  • ISBN-13: 9780313383762
  • DDC: 327.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 332 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, the United States’s foreign policy earned it the reputation of being “the world’s policeman.” From Roosevelt to Reagan, World War II through to the War on Terror, America has been at the forefront of nearly every significant global issue or conflict. Recently, however, the protracted Iraq War and the deeply troubled state of the U.S. economy seem to have spawned a growing unease with U.S. global involvement and increasing sentiments of isolationism. How has America’s foreign policy evolved since its inception as a nation, and how are the events and lessons of the past likely to influence our future policies?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Reader's Guide to the Documents and Sidebars.
Introduction: American Foreign Policy: The Theoretical Landscape.
1: George Washington to James Monroe: The Origins of Regionalism.
2: Andrew Jackson to Andrew Johnson: Westward Expansionism and Manifest Destiny.
3: William Mckinley to Woodrow Wilson: Beyond Regionalism and Isolationism.
4: Franklin D. Roosevelt: From the Arsenal of Democracy to Superpower Status.
5: Harry Truman to Lyndon B. Johnson: Containment.
6: Richard M. Nixon to Ronald Reagan: Toward the End of the Cold War.
7: George H. W. Bush to Bill Clinton: The New World Order.
8: George W. Bush: Empire.
9: Barack Obama: Liberal Realism.
Selected Resources.
About the Authors.