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Big Stick Policy

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Kevin Riley

on 13 December 2010

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Transcript of Big Stick Policy

The Big Stick Policy Origins of the policy: President Theodore Roosevelt:

Believed the US should intervene in Latin America
to protect "Freedom".

"Speak softly and carry a big stick, you'll go far."
Not afraid to use military force!

The Big Stick Policy is also known as the Roosevelt Corollary, or addition, to the Monroe Doctrine. Applying the Policy "The United States become the police of the world" Lasting Effects United States Protects American interests
allows America an influential role in other countries
makes America seem like the peace keepers Why do some people like it? United States gains control of key strategic territories in the Caribbean and Central America Latin America Panama recieves independence from Colombia and the Panama canal is constructed by the United States for the use of all countries. Works Consulted: Panama The United States wanted to build a canal through Panama to make sea trade and transport from the Atlantic to the Pacific significantly easier. Colombia, who owned Panama, is angry at US involvment and says no. Undeterred, the US supports Panama in fighting for it's independence, providing money and political backing and giving aid with the "big stick" - the US navy. Spanish-American War In his Inaugural address, Roosevelt makes clear
his intentions of being a policing force between
the Spanish and the countries of Latin America.

America uses its military and political clout to
influence other nations to behave morally and
peacfeully and lets them know, action will be
taken if they do not . 1. Adolf, Antony. "The Return of U.S. Big Stick and Dollar Diplomacy with Olive Branch to Sudan (One World, Many Peaces)." One World, Many Peaces. 20 2.<http://oneworldmanypeaces.typepad.com/one_world_many_peaces/2009/10/the-return-of-us-big-stick-and-dollar-diplomacy-with-olive-branch-to-sudan.html>. 3. "Big Stick Policy (United States History) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia." Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Web. 20 Oct. 2010. <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/65006/Big-Stick-Policy>. 4. History Wiz. "Big Stick Diplomacy." HistoryWiz: for Lovers of History. HistoryWiz. Web. 20 Oct. 2010. <http://www.historywiz.com/bigstick.htm>. 5. "Big Stick and Dollar Diplomacy." American Decades. 2001. Encyclopedia.com. 20 Oct. 2010 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>. Did the United States have the right to intervene in Latin American affairs? 6. Chimes, By Michael. "American Foreign Policy in the Late 19th Century: Philosophical Underpinnings." Spanish American War. Web. 20 Oct. 2010. <http://www.spanamwar.com/imperialism.htm>. The US becomes an important player in world economy and politics and begins to be seen as the international policeman; US involvement with foreign affairs increases. Spanish influence and control is curbed and imperialism begins to die out as controlling countries are no longer allowed to continue their colonizations. Political cartoon depicting current US Big Stick foreign policies when dealing with Sudan. United States military and political presence, and industrial influence in Panama. The Monroe Doctrine (1823) Any European Nation that tries to
establish a colony in the Western Hemisphere will be stopped by the United States.
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