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DHP H200: The Foreign Relations of the United States to 1917

Course Description

The history of American foreign relations from the Revolution to the First World War. The transformation of the former colony into a "world power," noting the internal dynamics of this remarkable development, as well as its external causes. The evolution of major U.S. foreign policies—non-entanglement, the Monroe Doctrine, the Open Door, and Dollar Diplomacy—and the relationships of these policies to westward expansion, post-Civil War reconstruction, and industrialization and urbanization. The national debate following the Spanish-American War over "imperialism." The leadership of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson and their contrasting ideas of American power, interest, and purpose.
Not offered AY 2017-2018, 2018-2019.