USA in the 20th Century, Imperialism and isolationism

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  • USA in the 20th Century
    • Imperialism
      • Status as a world power
        • 'Manifest destiny' already an ideology
          • In the nature of the US to colonize
        • 'City on a Hill'
          • Eyes of other nations on them
            • Responsibility of a role model
      • Foreign Policy
        • Roosevelt Corollary added to the Monroe Doctrine
          • US had the right to exercise 'international police power'
        • Truman Doctrine
          • Protect democracy from communism
      • Economy
        • Sustained economic growth
          • Post-WW2 was affluent
            • Rise of the middle class
            • Rise of consumer culture
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        • Economic Hegemony
          • Involvement in the Dawes Plan post WW1
            • 'Dollar Diplomacy'
              • Loaned $200 million to Weimar Germany
                • Rebuilding infrastructure to create a new trading partner
          • New International Order
            • Creation of the IMF, UN, World Bank
              • Economic globalization with America at the head
              • American Empire is through the global economy
      • Involvement overseas
        • Post Spanish-American War of 1898
          • Cuba became an American protectorate
            • Cuban economy dependent on exporting sugar and tobacco to US
        • Control of overseas naval bases
          • Hawaii, Philippines, Puerto Rico etc
            • Protection from the 'yellow threat' Japan
          • Creation of American colonies
    • Isolationism
      • Post World War One
        • League of Nations 1918
          • Senator William Borah
            • Isolationist Senator
              • Believed the LoN would be a " contamination of democracy"
          • Article X
            • Protect against "external aggression"
              • Binded the US army into wars
        • Effects of WW1
          • Death of 100,000 US soldiers
            • American tragedy
          • Associated power not an ally
        • The Great Depression/ Wall St Crash 1929
          • Domestic issues over international
            • 15 Million unemployed by 1932
          • Distrustful of European economic policies
            • France took multiple short term loans that were unpayable
            • Britain lowered import taxes and increased inflation
      • World War Two
        • Attacks on Pearl Harbour 1941
          • Attack on own territory to become involved
        • Democratic Ideology
          • Nazism and fascism was dangerous to America
    • 'The American Century'
      • Culture Boom
        • Supremacy of American cultural modernity
          • Films and magazines
            • American culture accessible world wide
          • The 'American Dream'
        • American Inventions and Technology
          • Cars, Film, Music
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      • Ethnic Composition of the US
        • Large scale migration brought American culture into other countries
          • 3,807,000 Italians migrated in 1920s
            • American culture was a mix of other cultures

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