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Throughout the twentieth century the United States of America has had many successes and failures in their foreign policy Beginning in the late 1800s with manifest destiny all the way through the cold war and communist containment through the late 1900s the US had some pluses and some minuses in how they handled affairs abroad After comparing the following information I have decided to give the foreign affairs of the United States a C in the Twentieth Century At the end of the Nineteenth Century the theory of Manifest Destiny arose Manifest Destiny is the theory that the United States of America is a superior country to most others so we have the God given right to expand our boarders throughout North America and beyond Into the Twentieth Century many wars were fought over Americas most controversial and hypocritical foreign policy They used the excuses such as overpopulation or America has to police the Western Hemisphere to bring our boarders into the Pacific Ocean America made sure that they totally dominated this hemisphere At the end of the 1890s America started a war against Spain in the Spanish colonies in the Philippines They said that Spain was too weak to hold the colony imperialism and they wanted to set the colony free Yet after battles throughout the Philippines and Texas we had acquired territories in Guam Philippines and Puerto Rico Even though we had just fought for the independence of the Philippines when given the chance America gobbled up these areas to satisfy our insatiable hunger for power and land Starting with President Theodore Roosevelt different philosophies concerning our imperialistic policing of our hemisphere were devised to help keep the rest of the world out of here The Monroe Doctrine which gave the US international police powers and the Big Stick policy
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