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