History 11.7 Diplomacy


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Big Stick, Dollar and Moral Diplomacy

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  • We must send the military to help Panama become independent. I will use my military as the "Big Stick"
  • As I've always said, speak softly but carry a big stick. You take your ships to Panama. I want to build that canal!
  • Yes Sir President Roosevelt. We will intimidate them until they give in.
  • That "Big Stick" was nothing but trouble. I will use dollars not bullets to achieve my goals.
  • We need to increase U.S. investments in businesses in Central America. I want our trade expanded by "Dollar Diplomacy".
  • Yes Sir President Taft. We can increase investments in foreign banks too.
  • The "Big Stick" and "Dollar" policies of the past will not do. Real diplomacy is through respect and friendship.
  • I will show Latin America that we understand their position and mean to support their self-government. Friendship will achieve our goals.
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