govt intervention should be used to help common people, against laissez faire, McKinley-tariffs, TR-Cuban Rebellion, gains Puerto Rico, Guam, expansion, Panama Canal
"world must be made safe for democracy", expansion of govt powers: sedition acts, war industries board...
Red Scare, race riots, labor unrest. fear of foreigners: sets limit to 150000/year. avoid foreign entanglement, separate peace treaty with Germany
Neutrality Acts: Cash and Carry, Lend Lease, Atlantic Charter. Build up of military. Internment. D-Day
Warsaw Pact, NATO, Containment: Berlin Airlift, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan. Eisenhower: aid to Viets, SEATO, HUAC. Kennedy: Bay of Pigs, Alliance for Progress, Missile Buildup and Crisis. LBJ: build up of troops to 400,000, guerilla war, Gulf of Tonkin.
Nixon- Realism: Kissinger, Doctrine, Vietnamization, Detente, China, Peace Agreement. Carter- Idealism: Canal, Iran Hostage Crisis, Human RIghts. Reagan- Idealism, rejects containment, $1.5 trillion on military buildup