... middle of paper ...
...ystem, with emphasis on improving the world as a whole. However, unlike the hegemonic imperative approach, this policy asserts that the United States take a multilateral approach by working with other world power and working under international organizations. This view assumes that the United States’ hegemon on the WCE and multipolarity has returned to the world. As agreed upon by many theorists and political thinkers, power is diffused among the nations, but it still needs a group to lead the rest of the world. This view would entail the United States taking a role as a key leader in this group. The United States would work along with international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), GATT, and the UN. Thus under this system the United States would conform to the already in place system and allow itself to have equality with other nations.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Historian Walter LaFeber argues the US grew into a “New Empire” following the Civil War, one that was fundamentally different from the old empires of Europe and one that naturally formed from the culmination of power and technology. While the United States approached foreign policy differently than the empires of Europe after the Civil War, the ideals that separated the new and old worlds date back much further than the Civil War. Similarly, the United States rose in power after the Civil War, but its actions in the second half of the 19th century were not different from actions before.... [tags: United States, American Revolution]
2018 words (5.8 pages)
- ... This is when president Theodore Roosevelt helped out. “Roosevelt’s foreign policy was to actively meet any challenge to the national interest. He advocated peaceful relations with other nations but also wanted a strong international presence that would ensure American prosperity.” The united states saw opportunity to spread there values, and grow their “empire”.” Roosevelt used the Roosevelt Corollary to justify his actions in the Dominican Republic. He agreed to assume responsibility for the country’s foreign debts on the condition that the United States be permitted to control the collection of Dominican import duties.” It took two fast years to pay off the debt.... [tags: United States, Theodore Roosevelt]
789 words (2.3 pages)
- The counterfactual that I will be engaging addresses what would have occurred if Saddam Hussein would not have invaded the small country of Kuwait. The United States foreign policy has been shaped by the timeline of the invasion of Kuwait. This counterfactual, using this introductory timeline, will then present information on theories for the United States sanction of establishing the coalition forces and how this would have affected the character of responsible countries. The counterfactual will initially cover a brief history of what led to the invasion of Kuwait and the justification that Saddam used, leading into the involvement of the United States in forcing Saddam to withdraw.... [tags: Saddam Hussein, United States]
1556 words (4.4 pages)
- ... Another example was the Mexican War. It was during the war, that many Whigs, including Abraham Lincoln criticized President James Polk for “taking away Congress’s right to the proper and informed exercise of its power to declare war” (LaFeber, 700). With the fear of extensions of slavery in territories taken during the war, the House of Representatives tried to prevent this possibility by proposing the Wilmot Proviso. This document outlawed slavery in the newly acquired Mexican territories. Lincoln would follow in the footsteps of Whigs, by not allowing slavery in these territories.... [tags: President of the United States, United States]
838 words (2.4 pages)
- ... Following the invasion, the legality of the 2003 Iraq War was brought into question by the international community. To understand this concept further, we must examine the UN Charter. According to article 2(4) of the UN Charter, the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state is strictly prohibited unless acted upon in self-defense from an armed attack. The United States was not the victim of an armed attack by Iraq, or the target of any substantiated threat therefore, the invocation of Article 51 holds no merit.... [tags: 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War, United States]
909 words (2.6 pages)
- ... New canals and railroads were beginning to take shape across the country and modes of transportation, such as the steam boat, allowed for goods to be moved much more expeditiously than before. Furthermore, the Era of Good Feelings helped to allow the economy to grow and during this time period, the Tariff of 1816 was implemented as a protective tariff for industry. As part of Henry Clay’s American System, the tariff helped to ensure that American goods would be completive inside of America. However, this would soon be changed after the Era of Good Feelings concluded and Andrew Jackson rose to power.... [tags: United States, World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt]
1820 words (5.2 pages)
- After December 26 1991, when the Soviet Union fell, the bipolarity of the international system was effaced. In the post- Cold War era, the United States faced the problem without a defined enemy to adopt a new foreign policy. To begin to analyze the political foreign policy of the United States, one must first understand the international system. According to Political Realism, a theory of international thought, the state is the key unit within the acts within the system. These states act according to their key norms, which are allowed by the system.... [tags: International Thought, Politics, Economy]
1542 words (4.4 pages)
- For much of the twentieth century, the United States’ foreign policy was guided by the paramount objective of curtailing the spread of communism, and in particular the influence of the Soviet Union, on the international community. The idea of ‘Containment’ as articulated originally by Kennan’s dispatches1, advocated a relentless opposition to the Soviet Union’s attempts to reach beyond Eastern Europe and curry influence in the wider world. A mixed blessing, the overriding doctrine of containment offered both clarity and direction in the development of US foreign policy, but at the cost of a long list of global obligations set upon an increasingly treacherous path fraught with conflict.... [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]
1682 words (4.8 pages)
- “Latin America as a Problem in United States Foreign Policy” was written by George Kennan, a U.S diplomat and head of the State Department’s Policy Panning Staff during the Cold War (K,177). The report Kennan’s professional opinions of the Latin America and its significance for U.S. security interests and sent to the Secretary of State Dean Acheson in 1950 (K,177). Additionally, there will be a close examination between how the Kennan paper contributed to the government Documents #68 through #71written between 1947-1954.... [tags: United States, Cold War, U.S. state, Americas]
1051 words (3 pages)
- The contemporary foreign policy of the United States represents an evolving continuum of principles, conceptions and strategies that in part, derived from the particularistic American Cold War experience. As such, United States foreign policy is neither a static entity, nor is its intentions or direction uncontested. This essay will examine the underlying issues of identity and how, beginning with the Truman Doctrine, a distinct articulation of the national interest was evinced that has defined America’s role in the world.... [tags: principles, conceptions, strategies, identity]
1925 words (5.5 pages)