Presentation on theme: "Roosevelt, Taft & Wilson. Theodore Roosevelt Panama Canal: water route between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans France began the construction but abandoned."— Presentation transcript:
Theodore Roosevelt Panama Canal: water route between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans France began the construction but abandoned the project in 1879. The US bought the rights to the canal in 1902 but Columbia, who owned the land, refused to allow the US to build The US secretly aided the Panamanians in a revolution to gain control of their land In exchange for US aid, Panama allowed the US to construct and control the canal until 2000
Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt Corollary: extended the Monroe Doctrine Denied that the US wanted any more territory US wanted to see its neighbors “stable, orderly and prosperous” “Walk softly and carry a big stick”: Roosevelt would use the US military to back up its responsibility Intervention in Latin America under Roosevelt became common
William Howard Taft 2 Foreign Policy Goals Maintain open door policy with Asia Preserve stability in Latin America Dollar Diplomacy: Investment in foreign nations to promote stability Investments in China were lost when the government fell into rebellion (Boxer Rebellion) in 1911.