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

[ends in 1996]

Milestones wiki page

U.S. Foreign Policy toward Latin America in the 19th Century
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

Monroe Doctrine

The Annexation of Texas, the Mexican-American War, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, 1845–1848

Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny

Territorial Expansion, Filibustering, and U.S. Interest in Central America and Cuba, 1849–1861

Blaine and Pan Americanism, 1880s/1890s

US Diplomacy and Yellow Journalism

Spanish-American war

The United States, Cuba, and the Platt Amendment, 1901

Imperialism--as viewed by others

Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, 1904

Importance of Roosevelt Corollary
Background to multiple US interventions

Sphere of influence

Dollar Diplomacy, 1909–1913

Dollar Diplomacy

Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914

Protect Panama Canal during WWI and WWII

summarize major ones

Banana Wars/Small Wars Manual

The Immigration Act of 1924 (The Johnson-Reed Act)

The Great Depression and U.S. Foreign Policy

Good Neighbor Policy, 1933

Good Neighbor policy under FDR
Based on non-intervention

Mexican Expropriation of Foreign Oil, 1938 [nationalization theme]

World War II

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (The McCarran-Walter Act)

Alliance for Progress and Peace Corps, 1961–1969

Alliance for Progress

Central America, 1977–1980 (Jimmy Carter)

Central America, 1981–1993 (Ronald Reagan)

Reagan Doctrine, 1985

US Presidents and party control of Congress
The Balance Of Power Between Congress and The Presidency (1901-2017) -