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    1. Relations with Latin America I. Roosevelt and the Panama Canal A. Why did we want it? 1. greatly benefit American commerce and military capability. 2. shorten trip from New York to San Francisco nearly 8,000 miles.

    4. II. Roosevelt Corollary and Big Stick Policy A. The United States will use its military to promote its interests- words will be backed up by strong action. Speak softly and carry a big stick. B. The United States had the right to intervene in Latin America Identify three areas On the map where Presidents used the Roosevelt Corollary.

    5. What did the Roosevelt Corollary have to do with the Monroe Doctrine?

    6. III. Dollar Diplomacy- Taft A. Policy of building economic ties to Latin America in the early 1900s. B. Taft Substitute dollars for bullets. IV. Moral Diplomacy- Wilson A. Lead by example