The Roosevelt Corollary
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Now that we have the canal, we need something that will protect it and our regions of interest.
Yes, go talk to the President.
Agreed, I will come up with a policy to do just that.
Flashback to 1902. Germany and Great Britain threatened to invade Venezuela in order to collect debt.
They owe us a lot of money, if they don't give it to us we will invade.
The US will now oversee the collection of all debts the Latin American countries owe to European Nations.
I call it my "Big Stick" policy. No European Nation shall come near our territories.
"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If negotiations don't work then the US military will use force.