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During the later 19th and early 20 century the U.S expiated and became a world power.

The first is Hawaii lost their independence and they overthrew the queen and send a request for the U.S.A to come in and take over. The U.S want to take over it so we can make it business and put them to work. Later on Philippines and Guam, Puerto Rico. Philippines thought that the U.S. would give them their independence so they wanted to fight back. The United States started to use some of the Spanish tactics in the Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico and we kick out spin and toke it over. Meanwhile in Cuban Jose Marti he plan to over throw Cuban and invaded it. Spanish General Valeriano plan to do mean thing to the Cuban. Then another panama the U.S want their own Canal in the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S wanted it easy to seal the goods. Finally china we force them to open there doors. So we can get in there and take some of there stuff.

To gain more power and territory

The first is Hawaii the positive thing the U.S did was we built business and take there goods away. The negative thing is that we toke there independence away. Then Philippines, Guam, and Puerto Rico the positive thing is that we kick spin out. The negative thing is that the U.S toke them over. Next is Cuba the positive thing is that we kick out spin the negative thing is that we give them little independence. Later on panama they payee the U.S money to help but we want so to have are own canal in the Atlantic Ocean and it make the U.S look greedy. Finally china we force them to open there wall so we can trade with them and then the china sovereignty. All though there are money positive we should not help other country, because we take some much people independence.

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Primary Document #3, Robert Lansing on Military Operations in Mexico, 20 June 1916

Primary Document #3, Robert Lansing on Military Operations in Mexico, 20 June 1916 | Moral Diplmoacy | Scoop.it
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Primary Document #1, 2nd Inaugura

Woodrow Wilson
2nd Inaugural Address, 1917 (excerpted)

… We are a composite and cosmopolitan people. We are of the blood of all the nations that are at war. The currents of our thoughts as well as the currents of our trade run quick at all seasons back and forth between us and them. The war inevitably set its mark from the first alike upon our minds, our industries, our commerce, our politics and our social action. To be indifferent to it, or independent of it, was out of the question…

As some of the injuries done us have become intolerable we have still been clear that we wished nothing for ourselves that we were not ready to demand for all mankind—fair dealing, justice, the freedom to live and to be at ease against organized wrong.

It is in this spirit and with this thought that we have grown more and more aware, more and more certain that the part we wished to play was the part of those who mean to vindicate and fortify peace. We have been obliged to arm ourselves to make good our claim to a certain minimum of right and of freedom of action. We stand firm in armed neutrality since it seems that in no other way we can demonstrate what it is we insist upon and cannot forget. We may even be drawn on, by circumstances, not by our own purpose or desire, to a more active assertion of our rights as we see them and a more immediate association with the great struggle itself. But nothing will alter our thought or our purpose. They are too clear to be obscured….We desire neither conquest nor advantage. We wish nothing that can be had only at the cost of another people. We always professed unselfish purpose and we covet the opportunity to prove our professions are sincere…

…but we realize that the greatest things that remain to be done must be done with the whole world for stage and in cooperation with the wide and universal forces of mankind, and we are making our spirits ready for those things.

We are provincials no longer. The tragic events of the thirty months of vital turmoil through which we have just passed have made us citizens of the world. There can be no turning back. Our own fortunes as a nation are involved whether we would have it so or not.

And yet we are not the less Americans on that account. We shall be the more American if we but remain true to the principles in which we have been bred. They are not the principles of a province or of a single continent. We have known and boasted all along that they were the principles of a liberated mankind. These, therefore, are the things we shall stand for, whether in war or in peace:

That all nations are equally interested in the peace of the world and in the political stability of free peoples, and equally responsible for their maintenance; that the essential principle of peace is the actual equality of nations in all matters of right or privilege; that peace cannot securely or justly rest upon an armed balance of power; that governments derive all their just powers from the consent of the governed and that no other powers should be supported by the common thought, purpose or power of the family of nations; that the seas should be equally free and safe for the use of all peoples, under rules set up by common agreement and consent, and that, so far as practicable, they should be accessible to all upon equal terms; that national armaments shall be limited to the necessities of national order and domestic safety; that the community of interest and of power upon which peace must henceforth depend imposes upon each nation the duty of seeing to it that all influences proceeding from its own citizens meant to encourage or assist revolution in other states should be sternly and effectually suppressed and prevented.

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Connection to Today #2,TPST-222 Diplomacy and Culture: Performance, Film, Media | 2012-2013 Fall and Spring Course Catalog | Georgetown University

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Vocabulary

1. Covenant-Law. An incidental clause in such an agreement.

2. Consent- to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield (often followed by to or an infinitive

3. Sovereignty-supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state or community.

4. Validity-the state or quality of being valid 5. Autonomous -self-governing; independent; subject to its own laws only. 6. Cosmopolitan-belonging to all the world; not limited to just one part of the world.

7. Stability- the state or quality of being stable 8. Henceforth- from now on; from this point forward.

9. Unhampered- to hold back; hinder;

10. Moral Diplomacy- it is something that Woodrow made

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Primary Document #2 , Speech to Congress

Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points

Speech to Congress (January 8, 1918)

I. Open covenants of peace openly arrived at, after which there shall be no private International understandings of any kind, but diplomacy shall proceed always frankly and in public view.

II. Absolute freedom of navigation upon the seas outside territorial waters alike in peace and in war, except as the seas may be closed in whole or in part by international action or the enforcement of international covenants.

III. The removal, so far as possible, of all economic barriers and the establishment of an equality of trade conditions among all the nations consenting to the peace and associating themselves for its maintenance.

IV. Adequate guarantees given and taken that national armaments will be reduced to the lowest point consistent with domestic safety.

V. A free, open-minded and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims based upon a strict observance of the principle that in determining all such questions of sovereignty the interests of the populations concerned must have equal weigh with the equitable claims of the government whose title is to be determined.

VI. The evacuation of all Russian territory, and such a settlement of all questions affecting Russia as will secure the best and freest cooperation of the other nations of the world in obtaining for her an unhampered and unembarassed opportunity for the independent determination of her own political development and national policy, and assure her of a sincere welcome into the society of free nations under institutions of her own choosing; and, more than a welcome, assistance also of every kind that she may need and may herself desire. The treatment accorded Russia by her sister nations in the months to come will be the acid test of their good-will, of their comprehension of her needs as distinguished from their own interests, and of their intelligent and unselfish sympathy.

VII. Belgium, the whole world will agree must be evacuated and restored, without any attempt to limit the sovereignty which she enjoys in common with all other free nations. No other single act will serve to restore confidence among the nations in the laws which they have themselves set and determined for the government of their relations with one another. Without this healing act the whole structure and validity of international law is forever impaired.

VIII. All French territory should be freed and the invaded portions restored, and the wrong done to France by Prussia in 1871 in the matter of Alsace-Lorraine, which has unsettled the peace of the world for nearly fifty years, should be righted, in order that peace may once more be made secure in the interests of all.

IX. A readjustment of the frontiers of Italy should be effected along clearly recognizable lines of nationality.

X. The peoples of Austria-Hungary, whose place among the nations we wish to see safeguarded and assured, should be accorded the freest opportunity of autonomous development.

XI. Rumania, Serbia and Montenegro should be evacuated; occupied territories restored; Serbia accorded free and secure access to the sea; and the relations of the several Balkan states to one another determined by friendly counsel along historically established lines of allegiance and nationality; and international guarantees of the political and economic independence and territorial integrity of the several Balkan states should be entered upon.

XII. The Turkish portions of the present Ottoman Empire should be assured a secure sovereignty, but the other nationalities which are now under Turkish rule should be assured an undoubted security of life and an absolutely unmolested opportunity of autonomous development, and the Dardanelles should be permanently opened as a free passage to the ships and commerce of all nations under international guarantees.

XIII. An independent Polish State should be erected which should include the territories inhabited by indisputably Polish populations, which should be assured a free and secure access to the sea, and whose political and economic independence and territorial integrity should be guaranteed by international covenant.

XIV. A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small States alike.

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