Foreign Policies


A national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs

monroe doctrine

an American foreign policy opposing interference in the Western hemisphere from outside powers, warns EU that we wouldnt tolerate further colonization adn is still used today

open door policy

A policy proposed by the US in 1899, under which ALL nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China, help expand trading oppurtunits w china for the usa and other countries

roosevelt corollary

Roosevelt's 1904 extension of the Monroe Doctrine, stating that the United States has the right to protect its economic interests in South And Central America by using military force, USA could intervene in Latin American wrongdoing

Dollar Diplomacy (Taft corollary)

A policy for "substituting dollars for bullets" by William Howard Taft. It would link American business interests to diplomatic interests abroad without force, but with investments, built on roosevelts big stick policy

good neighbor policy

FDR's foreign policy of promoting better relations w/Latin America by using economic influence rater than military force in the region, keep friendly relations between the US and latin american countries

cold war policy

*Containment, help stop the spread of communism


A policy of reducing Cold War tensions that was adopted by the United States during the presidency of Richard Nixon.

America First Movement

This movement, led by Charles Lindbergh, wanted the US to stay neutral in WWII, also used for trump to raise money for his agenda

manifest destiny

A notion held by a nineteenth-century Americans that the United States was destined to rule the continent, from the Atlantic the Pacific.


harry truman, if we have a large military ready at all times other countries will be much less likely to attack

war on terror

Initiated by President George W. Bush after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the broadly defined war on terror aimed to weed out terrorist operatives and their supporters throughout the world

containment policy

Policy introduced by Harry S. Truman after WWII that said the duty of the U.S. was to stop the spread of Totalitarianism (implying Communism); Defined the foreign policy for the period after WWII until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989