Big Stick Diplomacy (Imperialsim)
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10 Vocabulary Words

1. Negotiate: Try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion with others.

He Negotiated a new contract with the sellers.

2. Annexation: The action of annexing something.

The annexation of Austria.

3. Republican: belonging to, or characteristic of a republic.

Theodore Roosevelt was a Republican.

4. Wealthy: Having a great deal of money, resources, or assets.

The burden of taxation on the wealthy.

5. Slogan: A short and striking or memorable phrase used in advertising.

Theodore Roosevelt slogan was "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick"

6. Trademark: A symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product .

They are counterfeiting trademark goods.

7.Originated: Have a specified beginning.

The phrase "Speak Softly But Carry a Big Stick" is originated from West Africa.

8. Simultaneously: at the same time.

The idea of negotiating peacefully, simultaneously threatning the big stick.

9. Abandon: Give up completely.

Reubplican leaders abandon their support for the renomination.

10. Vigorous: Strong, healthy, and full of energy.

Theodore later gained fame, by taking vigorous charge of the city.

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Paragraph#1 Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president and came up with the "Big Stick Diplomacy". He was an Republican. He also was the leader of the progressive movement. This year; of 1901 he was the youngest president. He was born in a wealthy family in NewYork City. He had ran for mayor in 1886, he finished third with 60,000 votes. He later gained fame by taking vigorous charge of the city police. The Spanish War broke out in 1898. President Mckinly was assasinated, and after he died Roosevelt became president. On the world stage, Roosevelt policies were characterized by his slogan "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick". That slogan means "Ask nicely first, but be prepared to fight for what you want". Theodore Roosevelt used the phrase in his collary to the Monroe Doctrine and was later considered in reference to any foreign policy that backed up negotiations with the threat of military force. Nowadays you could say it is like "ask nicely first, but be prepared to fight for what you want".

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Primary Document#3 Letter

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This is one of the first usage/recoreded letter, the phrase "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick," which was later to become a trademark description of Theodore Roosevelt's foreign policy. Here, Roosevelt, then New York's governor, waxes happily in the knowledge that he has forced the state's Republican leaders to abandon their support for the renomination of the corrupt Louis Payne as the state's insurance commissioner.

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Priamary Document #2 Political Cartoon

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The new diplomacy is on Roosevelt's night stick. He is depicted as a police officer excercising international police power. 

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Paragraph#2 Big Stick Diplomacy

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Theodore diplomatic philosophy in which the United States had a strong military, reguarding to the phrase. Roosevelt first used the phrase in a speech at the Minnesota State Fair, September 2, 1901. The diplomacy was a term to coin Theodore its Monroe Doctrine like policy. Its falls under the theory to try to negotiate carefully, and if not wave a big stick (the military) at the country of contention. Theodore diplomacy played a key role in the United States involvement in Central America such as the Panama Canal, Cuba, and Venezuela. The Big Stick Diplomacy was to increase United States investments in businesses. Now to tell other countries that we have a strong military (big stick). So we can speak softly. The United Stated used the "big stick" during "Canal Diplomacy", the questionable diplomatic actions of the United States during the pursuit of a canal across Central America. Both Nicaragua and Panama featured canal related incidents of Big Stick Diplomacy.With the Platt Amendment in place, Roosevelt pulled the troops out of Cuba . This action was met with public unrest and outcries for annexation, with reasons ranging from "U.S. interests" to "dominant white race". This concludes of, what the Big Stick Diplomacy really was.

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http://www.historywiz.com/bigstick.htm

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/speak-softly-and-carry-a-big-stick.html

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trm139.html

 

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Primary Document #1 Political Cartoon Big Stick

Primary Document #1 Political Cartoon Big Stick | Big Stick Diplomacy (Imperialsim) | Scoop.it

"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far," but the claim that it originated in West Africa has been disputed. The idea of negotiating peacefully, simultaneously threatening with the "big stick".

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