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Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume I: To 1920

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Summary

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow users to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This book serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history. The Seventh Edition introduces new studies on America’s early foreign relations which seek to position the nation’s post 9-11” attitudes and behaviors within historical context. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped American’s perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships.

Table of Contents

Explaining American Foreign Relations
Essays
The Unique American Prism
The Open Door Policy: Economic Expansion and the Remaking of Societies
The Pursuit of Interests and a Balance of Power
The Gendering of Peoples and Nations
The Power of Race
Culture, National Identity, and the Myth of America
The Origins Of American Foreign Policy In The Revolutionary Era
Documents
Governor John Winthrop Envisions a City Upon a Hill, 1630
Massachusetts Explains French Interest in American Independence and Cautions Against Alliance, 1775
The Patriot Thomas Paine Demands Severance from the British Empire, " 1776
The Declaration of Independence, 1776
Treaties with France Secure an Alliance, 1778
Treaty of Paris Secures American Independence, 1783
Federalist No. 4: There Is Strength in Union
Foreign Policy Powers in the Constitution, 1789
Essays
The Treaty of Alliance With France and American Isolationism
Revolutionary Internationalists Engage a Harsh World
The Great Debate Of The 1790S
Documents
Secretary of State
Defends the Treaty with France, 1793
Secretary of the Treasury
Urges Voiding the Treaty with France, 1793
Jay's Treaty, 1794
Virginia Senator
Proposes Commercial Restrictions Against Britain, 1795
A Democratic-Republican Society Blasts Jay's Treaty, 1795
Hamilton Defends Jay's Treaty, 1795
President George Washington Cautions
Against Factionalism and Permanent
Alliances in His Farewell Address, 1796
Essays
Prudence and Logic: Hamilton and Jay's Treaty
Hamilton, Jay, and the Federalists: Partisan Anglophiles
The Louisiana Purchase
Documents
Haitian General Toussaint Louverture Accuses the Jefferson Administration of a Racial Slight, 1801
President Jefferson Assesses the French Threat in New Orleans, 1802
First Consul of France Napoleon Bonaparte Explains the Need to Sell Louisiana to the United States, 1803
American Minister to France
Recounts the Paris Negotiations, 1803
Federalist Hamilton Debunks Jefferson's Diplomacy, 1803
Jefferson Instructs Captain Meriwether Lewis on Exploration, 1803
Essays
Jefferson's Risky Diplomacy of Watching and Waiting
Patience, Deft Diplomacy, and Continental Empire
The War Of 1812
Documents
Secretary of State Madison Protests British Impressment of Americans from the Chesapeake, 1807
The Embargo Act Forbids U.S. Exports, 1807
Massachusetts Federalist Josiah Quincy Denounces Calls for War, 1809
The Non-Intercourse Act Replaces the Embargo Act, 1809
Shawnee Chief Tecumseh Condemns U.S. Land Grabs and Plays the British Card, 1810
Kentucky Republican
Articulates U.S. Grievances Against Britain, 1811
President Madison Urges Congress to Declare War on Great Britain, 1812
Former President Jefferson Predicts the Easy Conquest of Canada, 1812
Essays
Economic Coercion and the Conquest of Canada: Madison's Failed Diplomacy
The Patriotic War
The Monroe Doctrine
Documents
Secretary of State
Against the Search for "Monsters to Destroy," 1821
British Foreign Secretary
Canning Proposes a Joint Declaration, 1823
Jefferson Advises President
Cooperate with Britain, 1823
Adams Argues Against a Joint Anglo-American Declaration in Cabinet Meeting of November 7, 1823
The Monroe Doctrine Declares the Western Hemisphere Closed to European Intervention, 1823
Colombia Requests an Explanation of U.S. Intentions, 1824
Representative
Plays the Race (and Cuban) Card, 1826
Argentina Warns
Against the Threat
"Monroism" to the Independence of Spanish America, n.d
Essays
In Defense of the Nation and Hemispheric Republicanism
Piero Gleijeses?
Expansionist Ambition, Not Republican Sympathies
Domestic Politics and Personal Ambitions
Westward Expansion And Indian Removal
Documents
Representative Edward Everett Denounces Removal, 1830
The Indian Removal Act Authorizes Transfer of East Tribes to the West, 1830
The Cherokee Nation Protests the Removal Policy, 1830
President Andrew Jackson Defends Removal, 1830
Cherokee Nation v. the State of Georgia
The Supreme Court Refuses Jurisdiction
Over Indian Affairs, 1831
Cherokee Chief
Denounces U.S. Removal Policy, 1836
Essays
The Origins of Removal and the Fate of the Southeastern Indians
Debating the Legality and Wisdom of Indian Removal
Manifest Destiny, Texas, And The War With Mexico
Documents
Battle Cry for Texan Independence, 1835
General Antonio L?pez de Santa Anna Defends Mexican Sovereignty over Texas, 1837
Democratic Publicist
Proclaims America's Manifest Destiny, 1839
President
Claim to Texas and Oregon, 1845
Polk Asks Congress to Declare War on Mexico, 1846
The Wilmot Proviso Raises the Issue of Slavery in the Newly Acquired Territories, 1846
Massachusetts
Webster Protests the War with Mexico and the Admission of New States to the Union, 1848
Mexican Patriots Condemn U.S. Aggression, 1850
Essays
The Ideology and Spirit of Manifest Destiny
Empire By Design, Not Destiny
Expansion To The Pacific And Asia
Documents
American Merchants in Canton Plead for Protection During the Opium Crisis, 1839.
Representative Caleb Cushing: "God Forbid Cooperating with the British," 1840
A Chinese Official Recommends Pitting American Barbarians Against British Barbarians, 1841
Secretary of State Webster Instructs Caleb Cushing on Negotiating with China, 1843
Webster Warns European Powers Away from Hawai'i, 1851
Instructions to Commodore
His Expedition to Japan, 1852
Ii Naosuke, Feudal Lord of Hikone, Advocates Accommodation with the United States, 1853
Tokugawa Nariaki, Feudal Lord of Mito, Argues Against Peace, 1853
Essays
Trade, Anglo-American Rivalry, and the Origins of U.S. China Policy
The Origins of the U.S.-Japanese Clash
The Diplomacy Of The Civil War
Documents
South Carolina Senator James H. Hammond Thunders: "Cotton is King," 1858
Secretary of State
Presents "Some Thoughts for the President's Consideration," 1861
President
Proclaims a Blockade, 1861
Seward Warns the British, 1861
Senator
Over the Trent Affair, 1862
Seward Warns Europe Against Intervention in Mexico, 1862
The Emancipation Proclamation, 1862-1863
Ambassador Charles Francis Adams Protests the Iron Clads, 1863
Essays
British Realpolitik Trumps "King Cotton"
British Intervention: A Very Close Call
Becoming A World Power In The Late Nineteenth Century Documents
Future Secretary of State
Dreams of Hemispheric Empire, 1860
President
Urges Annexation of the Dominican Republic, 1870
Congress Calls for a Pan American Conference, 1888
Captain Alfred T. Mahan Advocates a Naval Build-Up, 1890
Queen Liliuokalani Protests U.S.
Intervention in Hawai'i, 1893, 1897
Secretary of State
Trumpets U.S. Hegemony During the Venezuela Crisis, 1895
Beveridge Summons America to
Its Imperial Mission, 1898
Essays
Economic Primacy, Righteous Nationalism, and an Activist State
The Civil War and the Creed of Progress
State-Centered Realism: How a Weak U.S. Government Inhibited World Power
The Spanish-American-Cuban-Filipino War
Documents
Cuban Nationalist Jos?
Mart?
Cautions Against Annexation to the United States, 1895
Spanish Minister Enrique Dupuy de L?me
Criticizes President William McKinley, 1897
Senator Redfield Proctor Condemns Spain's Reconcentrado Policy, 1898
"Peace - But Quit That": Uncle Sam Defends
Cuba's Feminine Virtue, 1898
"Another Old Woman Tries to Sweep Back the Sea"
Critics Lampoon McKinley as Indecisive and Unmanly, 1898
McKinley Asks Congress to Authorize War, 1898
The Teller Amendment Disavows the U.S. Annexation of Cuba, 1898
The Platt Amendment Restricts Cuba's Independence, 1903
Essays
Preserving the American System
Manhood, Chivalry, and McKinley's Reluctant Decision for War
Derailing Cuban Nationalism and Asserting U.S. Hegemony
Empire And Ambition In Asia: China And The Philippines
Documents
Emilio Aguinaldo Rallies the Philippine People to Arms, 1899
American Anti-Imperialist League Platform, 1899
President McKinley Preaches His Imperial Gospel, 1899
The Open Door Notes Call for Equal Trade
Opportunity and Chinese Independence, 1899-1900
The Boxers Lash out at Christian Missionaries and Converts, 1900
Corporal
Describes the "Water Cure," 1902
Major Cornelias Gardner Recalls the Horrors of War, 1902
Essays
The Open Door Constituency's Pressure for U.S. Activism in China
America's Race War in the Philippines
The Policy of Attraction: Promoting Philippine Political, Economic, and Cultural Dependency
Theodore Roosevelt, the Big Stick, and U.S. Hegemony in the Caribbean
Documents
New York Governor Theodore Roosevelt
Preaches the Manly Virtues of Overseas Expansion, 1899
Argentine Foreign Minister
Condemns the Collection of Debts by Force, 1902
The Panama Canal Treaty Grants the United States a Zone of Occupation, 1903
President
Enumerates Colombia's Grievances
Against the United States, 1904
The Roosevelt Corollary Asserts U.S. Police Power
Over the Western Hemisphere, 1904
Rub?n Dario's "To Roosevelt," 1905
Essays
Bravado and Bluster: TR's Sphere of Influence in the Caribbean
TR's Civilizing Mission: Race, Gender, and Dollar Diplomacy
TR 's Measured Response to Political Instability and European Encroachment
The First World War, And The League Fight
Documents
The First Lusitania Note Requests Germany to Halt Submarine Warfare, 1915
President Woodrow Wilson Asks
Congress to Declare War Against Germany, 1917
Follette Voices His Dissent, 1917
Proclaims U.S. War Aims: The Fourteen Points, 1918
Articles 10 through 16 of the League of Nations Covenant, 1919
Defends the Peace Treaty and League, 1919
Cabot Lodge Proposes
Reservations to the League Covenant, 1919
Recalls the Shandong Question and China's May Fourth Movement, 1927
Essays
From Peace to War: Progressive Internationalists Confront the Forces of Reaction
A Passionate Visionary Stumbles Into War
Wilsonianism and Anticolonial Nationalism: A Dream Deferred
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