Impact Of Woodrow Wilson's Foreign Policy

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Woodrow Wilson came into office of the presidency on March 4th, 1913 with an ambitious plan for America and its relationship with the rest of the world. Wilson’s plan consisted of taking the nation and building up its economy until it was the largest in the world. Along the way, Wilson made claims such as how he planned to keep the world safe through the institution of democratic ideals, but his actions were almost always motivated by economic opportunity. The notion of “Liberal Internationalism,” or the idea that economics and politics go hand-in-hand, will forever be tied to Wilson’s period in office. Wilson’s Foreign Policy sought to develop the American economy through the multiple conflicts which occurred during Wilson’s tenure. From …show more content…
The Mexican people had grown tired of the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. Under Diaz 's reign, America had made many key investments in Mexico, which amounted to 2 billion dollars. Diaz was overthrown by Francisco Madero, who was subsequently quickly disposed of by Victoriano Huerta. However, Huerta quickly lost Wilson 's support after Huerta refused to hold democratic elections and instead use force to gain additional power. Wilson began to support Huerta 's enemies, and sent a personal agent, John Lind, to bribe Huerta into holding elections in which he was not a candidate. Huerta turned down the bribe and held elections, which he commandingly won. Wilson focused on removing Huerta from power, and in August of 1914, it looked as if Wilson had succeeded as Carranza took Huerta 's position. Unfortunately for the exasperated Wilson, Carranza refused to do business with him. Carranza was firmly imbedded in power however, and Wilson was unable to remove him before WWI ensued. Wilson 's persistence in instituting a government in Mexico that would trade with him solely roots from the economic investments that America had profited off of in previous years. This fear of the restriction of trade also draws Wilson into political conflict concerning the …show more content…
Being extremely focused on the future of the American economy, such as re-instating fair trade throughout Europe. This was essential if Wilson was planning on allowing large American banks to utilize and increase the massive amounts of wealth that they had gained from the war. Wilson also achieved including some of his fourteen point in the treaty of Versailles, such as setting up the League of Nations. The League of Nation, even without American involvement, would become the hub of European power for the future. Another point he was able to include was the re-establishment of Poland 's independence. Unfortunately for Wilson, his successes were drowned in the massive failure that was the negotiations of

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