U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy: From 1789 to the Present

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ABC-CLIO, 2007 - History - 474 pages
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From George Washington's isolationism to the Monroe Doctrine of hemispheric right to domination to Teddy Roosevelt's imperialism through George W. Bush's global war against terror, U.S. foreign policy has charted a varied course. As the area where the president has the most freedom of action, foreign policy can, and often does, change precipitously, according to the incumbent's view of the world. No other branch of government rivals the president's role in America's rise from liberal republic to global superpower.

This work brings together the scholarship of leading historians and political scientists to present in-depth examination of the foreign policy of each president of the United States. This thorough presentation covers all aspects of international relations; although the work is not primarily interpretive, it does not shy from pointing out both notable successes and failures. The book's 43 essays present quick access to the whole of the history of American foreign policy.

 

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Contents

George Washington 17891797
1
John Adams 17971801
13
Thomas Jefferson 18011809
25
James Madison 18091817
35
James Monroe 18171825
45
John Quincy Adams 18251829
55
Andrew Jackson 18291837
63
Martin Van Buren 18371841
73
Theodore Roosevelt 19011909
191
William Howard Taft 19091913
201
Thomas Woodrow Wilson 19131921
211
Warren Gamaliel Harding 19211923
225
Calvin Coolidge 19231929
231
Herbert Clark Hoover 19291933
239
Franklin Delano Roosevelt 19331945
247
Harry S Truman 19451953
263

William Henry Harrison 1841
77
John Tyler 18411845
81
James K Polk 18451849
91
Zachary Taylor 18491850
101
Millard Fillmore 18501853
105
Franklin Pierce 18531857
111
James Buchanan 18571861
119
Abraham Lincoln 18611865
125
Andrew Johnson 18651869
137
Ulysses S Grant 18691877
143
Rutherford Birchard Hayes 18771881
151
James Abram Garfield 1881
159
Chester Alan Arthur 18811885
163
Stephen Grover Cleveland 18851889 18931897
169
Benjamin Harrison 18891893
177
William McKinley 18971901
183
Dwight David Eisenhower 19531961
277
John Fitzgerald Kennedy 19611963
285
Lyndon Baines Johnson 19631969
293
Richard Milhous Nixon 19691974
305
Gerald Rudolph Ford 19741977
319
James Earl Carter Jr 19771981
331
Ronald Wilson Reagan 19811989
339
George Herbert Walker Bush 19891993
351
William Jefferson Clinton 19932001
367
George Walker Bush 2001
377
Primary Source Documents
387
Chronology of the Foreign Relations of the United States
409
Contributors
445
Index
449
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About the author (2007)

Carl Hodge, PhD, is associate professor of political science and director of international relations at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Cathal Nolan, PhD, is associate professor of history at Boston University, Boston, MA, where he also serves as executive director of the International History Institute.

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