AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
(B) ** Moral
(C) Big Stick
Concept note-1: -Wilson stated the moral principles he believed necessary for world peace. Governments, he said, must exist by the “consent of the governed” and enjoy the right to self-determination. Nations must reduce their armies and navies. All must enjoy “freedom of the seas” to engage in trade.
Concept note-2: -Wilsonian moral diplomacy in Latin America essentially served to protect American economic and political hegemony throughout the region, despite his purported goal of ensuring peace and freedom for its inhabitants.
Concept note-3: -Woodrow Wilson claimed his place within the Progressive movement with his economic reform package, “the New Freedom.” This agenda, which passed congress at the end of 1913, included tariff, banking, and labor reforms and introduced the income tax.
Concept note-4: -Emphasis on self-determination of peoples. Advocacy of the spread of capitalism. Support for collective security, and at least partial opposition to American isolationism. Support for open diplomacy and opposition to secret treaties.