The United States and the world

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What was the Manifest Destiny?
Asserted in 1845 to define America's right and duty to become a continental nation from sea to sea
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Why were relations between Britain strained in 1865?
Tensions over the US-Canada border and because interests in Britain had supported the Confederacy during the Civil war
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What other issues made Americans look inward?
1. Spain was anxious to protect the remainder of its empire from further US expansion 2. Conservative regimes (eg Austrian Empire) feared the 'dangerous' ideas of American democracy 3. Americans were hostile to the interference in Mexico
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What was the concept of isolationism?
Founding fathers of American independence were anxious to preserve the new nation from outside interference and 'foreign entanglements'
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What is was the Monroe Doctrine?
Asserted that the US would resist any interference in the New World by European powers. It meant that the US army could send troops to Mexico to protect the 'monroe doctrine'
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Why were relations between Britain strained in 1865?

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Tensions over the US-Canada border and because interests in Britain had supported the Confederacy during the Civil war

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What other issues made Americans look inward?

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What was the concept of isolationism?

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What is was the Monroe Doctrine?

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