Elected in 1909 Used Dollar Diplomacy United States helps out Nicaragua (which was bankrupt) in exchange for customs duties, railroad ownership, and control of the national bank PResident Taft
Dollar Diplomacy “My policies.” What does this political cartoon tell you about Taft?
Wilson is elected in 1912 Former President of Princeton “Missionary Diplomacy” - US has a moral responsibility to deny recognition to any non- democratic government in Latin America What document does this policy build off of? PResident Wilson
Wilson pressures governments into becoming democratic. Do you agree or disagree with Wilson’s ideas? Why or why not? Is this a positive or negative change for governments?
Wilson’s policies put to test with Mexican Revolution Mexican workers overthrew military dictator, Porfirio Diaz Another general took power, killing the former leader
Rebels under Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata were annoyed when President Wilson recognized a different government Villa attachs an arms dealer in New Mexico Wilson sends John J. Pershig to Mexico, unsuccessfully