Spanish-American Foreign Policy

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The period after the Spanish-American War marked a time when United States continued to seek growth on the world stage. New global markets for U.S. products began to appear and international commerce and trade continued to expand. European countries even felt threatened by U.S. technology and its mass production capabilities. President Woodrow Wilson held the belief that economics and politics were directly related and promoted this as foreign policy.

The United States began using military power to make interventions in other countries to enact its policies. The first areas targeted were in Latin America using the Monroe Doctrine as a basis of their actions. From 1901 – 1920, U.S. Marines landed in Caribbean countries more than

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