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Big Stick Diplomacy. By Truman Welling and Hailey Zimmerman. Roosevelt. American Foreign Policy Activist “Speak softly, but carry big Stick” Civilized vs. Uncivilized Navy. Protecting the “open door” in Asia. 1904: Japanese attack Manchuria

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big stick diplomacy

Big Stick Diplomacy

By Truman Welling and Hailey Zimmerman


American Foreign Policy Activist

“Speak softly, but carry big Stick”

Civilized vs. Uncivilized


protecting the open door in asia
Protecting the “open door” in Asia
  • 1904: Japanese attack Manchuria
    • Roosevelt put end to conflict in peace conference 1905
    • Ensured U.S. trade in that region
    • “Great White Fleet”- 16 battleships to remind Japan of power
  • Won Nobel Peace Prize
roosevelt corollary
Roosevelt Corollary

Corollary to Monroe Doctrine

U.S. intervene in domestic affairs in Latin America if they weren’t stable

1902 Brought about by Venezuela

1903: first use in Dominican Republic


“Platt Amendment”

the panama canal
The Panama Canal
  • Most celebrated accomplishment of Roosevelt
  • Started by French
  • John Hay went to Columbia
    • Columbia wouldn’t agree with


    • Organized revolt in Panama
    • New gov. agreed to terms
william howard taft
William Howard Taft

“Dollar Diplomacy”-Lent countries money to have financial control over them

Mostly in less-developed areas

woodrow wilson
Woodrow Wilson

Not interested in international affairs but ended up getting pretty involved

diplomacy and morality
Diplomacy and Morality
  • Dominican Republic-basically owned it, occupied militarily, wouldn’t accept treaty
    • Military occupation lasted 8 years
  • Bought colonies in Denmark from fear of Germans
    • Renamed Virgin Islands
  • Mexico-corrupt dictator
    • new leader came to power-wouldn’t accept U.S. treaty
    • overthrown and new gov. would have but didn’t get recognized
overall foreign policy
Overall Foreign Policy

Wanted to help countries

Mostly focus on Central/ South America

Keeping Europe away

American Power


obama and foreign policy
Obama and Foreign Policy
  • Syria-Remove Weapons
    • Peace
  • Israel-Peace Treaty
    • Not Major part
      • passive role
  • Stop War in Iraq
  • Osama Bin Laden
iraq war
Iraq War

August 31, 2010-end on combat mission

Started with the U.S. searching for Weapons off Mass Destruction

Troops support new Government and fight insurgents

foreign policy overall
Foreign Policy Overall

Peace/no new wars

Get rid on nuclear weapons (major focus)


Pulling out of Afghanistan


Ending wars

compare contrast
  • Differences:
    • Obama major focus was on terrorism and nuclear weapons
    • Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson major focus was on American Power
  • Similarities:
    • Both involved in third world countries
    • Establishing peace and U.S. power
    • Military important