Two sessions: background to US involvement with Latin America

The Latin American presidents we liked often depended on which US administration was in power. Different a
bit from God's Old Testament judgments about good/bad kings.

In transition of America to Monroe Doctrine and all that, we were feeling like bigger guys after our break
from England and our War of 1812. Our independence and post-independence phases.

With Monroe Doctrine we move into a sphere of influence in Latin America.

North-South conflict: Latin-American perspective

Use Monroe Doctrine as link between Spanish phase and US interest
Understand the reasons behind the Monroe Doctrine

Latin America–United States relations
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_America%E2%80%93United_States_relations

Interventions
[ends in 1996]
http://www.zompist.com/latam.html

Milestones wiki page
http://thelearningprofessor.wikispaces.com/Milestones

U.S. Foreign Policy toward Latin America in the 19th Century
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History
http://latinamericanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199366439.001.0001/acref
ore-9780199366439-e-41?rskey=Y6tXJg&result=7

Monroe Doctrine
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monro

The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1845–1848
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/texas-annexation

Manifest Destiny
https://youtu.be/AHemd90ZdsU

Manifest Destiny
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifest_destiny

Territorial Expansion, Filibustering, and U.S. Interest in Central America and Cuba, 1849–1861
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/territorial-expansion

Blaine and Pan Americanism, 1880s/1890s
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/blaine

US Diplomacy and Yellow Journalism
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/yellow-journalism

Spanish-American war
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1866-1898/spanish-american-war

The United States, Cuba, and the Platt Amendment, 1901
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/platt

Imperialism--as viewed by others

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/roosevelt-and-monroe-doctrine

Importance of Roosevelt Corollary
Background to multiple US interventions

Sphere of influence

Dollar Diplomacy, 1909–1913
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/dollar-diplo

Dollar Diplomacy
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_diplomacy

Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/panama-canal

Protect Panama Canal during WWI and WWII

Interventions
summarize major ones

Banana Wars/Small Wars Manual
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Wars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Wars_Manual

The Immigration Act of 1924 (The Johnson-Reed Act)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/immigration-act

The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/great-depression

Good Neighbor Policy, 1933
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/good-neighbor

Good Neighbor policy under FDR
Based on non-intervention
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Neighbor_policy

Mexican Expropriation of Foreign Oil, 1938 [nationalization theme]
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1937-1945/mexican-oil

World War II

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (The McCarran-Walter Act)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/immigration-act

Alliance for Progress and Peace Corps, 1961–1969
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1961-1968/alliance-for-progress

Alliance for Progress
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliance_for_Progress

Central America, 1977–1980 (Jimmy Carter)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1977-1980/central-america-carter

Central America, 1981–1993 (Ronald Reagan)
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1981-1988/central-america

Reagan Doctrine, 1985
https://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ho/time/rd/17741.htm

US Presidents and party control of Congress
The Balance Of Power Between Congress and The Presidency (1901-2017) -
http://wiredpen.com/resources/political-commentary-and-analysis/a-visual-guide-balance-of-
power-congress-presidency/