22 terms

foreign policy

washingtons farewell address
Warned Americans not to get involved in European affairs, not to make permanent alliances, not to form political parties and to avoid sectionalism.
monroe doctrine
an American foreign policy opposing interference in the Western hemisphere from outside powers
roosevelt corrollary
With the addition of the Roosevelt Corrollary to the Monroe Doctrine in 1904, it installed the use of naval power for foreign policy in Latin America and the Carribean
big stick policy
Roosevelt's philosophy - In international affairs, ask first but bring along a big army to help convince them. Threaten to use force, act as international policemen
Great White Fleet
1907-1909 - Roosevelt sent the Navy on a world tour to show the world the U.S. naval power. Also to pressure Japan into the "Gentlemen's Agreement."
treaty of Versailles
Created by the leaders victorious allies Nations: France, Britain, US, and signed by Germany to help stop WWI. The treaty 1)stripped Germany of all Army, Navy, Airforce. 2) Germany had to rapair war damages(33 billion) 3) Germany had to acknowledge guilt for causing WWI 4) Germany could not manefacture any weapons.
league of nations
An organization of nations formed after World War I to promote cooperation and peace.
cold war
a state of political conflict using means short of armed warfare
iron curtain
a political barrier that isolated the peoples of Eatern Europe after WWII, restricting their ability to travel outside the region
bay of pigs invasion
failed invasion of Cuba in 1961 when a force of 1,200 Cuban exiles, backed by the United States, landed at the Bay of Pigs.
(military) the act of containing something or someone
domino theory
the political theory that if one nation comes under Communist control then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control
the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations)
united nations
an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
star wars
President Reagan's proposed weapons system to destroy Soviet missiles from space.
iran-Contra Affair
scandal including arms sales to the Middle East in order to send money to help the Contras in Nicaragua even though Congress had objected
axis of evil
Created in 2002 by George W. Bush to show the "bad guys" which include: Iran, Iraq, and N. Korea
gulf war
a war fought between a coalition led by the United States and Iraq to free Kuwait from Iraqi invaders
Islamist terrorist organization that launched a series of attacks against U.S.
a group of fundamentalist Muslims who took control of Afghanistan's government in 1996
state-sponsored terrorism
the use of terrorist groups by states, usually under control of a state's intelligence agency, to achieve political aims
domestic terrorism
terrorism practiced in your own country against your own people