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Nation of Nations A Concise Narrative of the American Republic Book Cover Image
Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, 3/e
James West Davidson, Historian
William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Mark H. Lytle, Bard College
Michael B. Stoff, University of Texas, Austin

The United States and the Old World Order (1901-1920)

Learning Objectives

When you have finished studying this chapter, you should be able to:

Describe the underpinnings and aims of progressive diplomacy.

Discuss "big stick," "dollar," and "missionary" diplomacy.

Explain how the United States moved from neutrality to war between 1914 and 1917.

Describe Woodrow Wilson's war aims, and explain how they constituted a dream for a new world order.

Describe how the federal government mobilized the economy and public opinion on the home front during World War I.

Explain how the peace was "lost."

Explain the post-war "Red Scare."