Social Studies - 2018-19

USII.5b - Teddy Roosevelt

The student will apply social science skills to understand the changing role of the United States from the late nineteenth century through World War I by

b) describing Theodore Roosevelt’s impact on the foreign policy of the United States;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

Roosevelt expanded the Monroe Doctrine as a way to prevent European involvement in the affairs of Latin American countries.

ESSENTIALS

Use of Big Stick Diplomacy

 Example: Building the Panama Canal

 Grew the United States Navy as a show of American power


Added the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

 Europe was warned not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere; the United States would exercise “international police power” in the Americas.

 The Roosevelt Corollary asserted the right of the United States to interfere in the economic matters of other nations in the Americas.


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: May 16, 2018