American Foreign Policy After 1880s Discussion

1/ How does American foreign policy change after the 1880s? To what extent were the policies of this era similar or different to our foreign policy today?

2/ What was American policy in Latin America during this era (late 19th century to early 20th century)? Do you think our actions in this region were justified? Necessary?

3/Looking back on World War One, do you think the United States did the right thing in entering the war? To what extent did we benefit or not benefit from this decision?

4/This week we have documents relating to the U.S. decision to keep the Philippines as a colony and the debate over that decision. Which side do you think makes a better argument?

Part One –Please submit a thoughtful response to at least ONE of the questions listed above. Each response should be at least one substantial paragraph, which includes specific details and historical evidence. Please be sure to use your own words – don’t just copy material from the textbook or some other source.

Part Two – In a SEPARATE post please indicate FIRST what interested you the most about this week’s topic and SECOND a question for other students to answer about something that confused you or something you want to know more about.

Part ThreePart Three In a SEPARATE posting find a story about current events in the United States (something that’s happening in the U.S. today) that you think relates to the history we’re discussing this week. Do a posting on this week’s discussion forum which provides a link to the story, and at least one paragraph in which you show the connection between this current event and this week’s discussion. Please, no duplicate news items! If someone has already posted on a current issue, don’t post it again (even if it’s from a different source

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