The United States 's Foreign Policy Essay

1176 Words Nov 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Since its founding on July 4, 1776, the The United States has had a myriad of trials and tribulations to overcome. With that being said, the U.S. has not always been the great world power that it is today. Historically, after each individual war the U.S. has partaken in, there have been significant changes both at home and across seas. While taking care of the economy on U.S. soil is important, it is not the sole concern. After countless wars and a number of substantial failures, the U.S. eventually started to realize the importance of maintaining peaceable relations with surrounding countries. In the last one hundred years, the United States of America’s foreign policy has been determined in a large part by the two World Wars. The ever-changing geopolitical landscape over this time makes for a very interesting and important study in how our country’s foreign policy was shaped after the conclusion of each war. As a young and developing nation, the U.S. found the need to focus solely on issues directly concerning them. Avoiding conflict with surrounding nations was at the time what the U.S. decided was in their best interest. U.S. uninvolvement in foreign affairs from 1920-1930 proved to be beneficial to the American economy. In fact, one of the most peaceful and quiet periods in American foreign policy was during the 1920s. Prior to World War I, the U.S.A.’s foreign policy was primarily dictated by “The Monroe Doctrine” which was written by the Secretary of State, and…

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