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Andrew Jackson and US Foreign Relations

J.M. Opal.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Diplomatic History; Political History. 9015 words.

The foreign relations of the Jacksonian age reflected Andrew Jackson’s own sense of the American “nation” as long victimized by non-white enemies and weak politicians. His goal as president...

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Arab-Israeli Wars and US Foreign Policy

Seth Anziska.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 11292 words.

American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict has reflected dueling impulses at the heart of US-Middle East relations since World War II: growing support for Zionism and Israeli...

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Dwight D. Eisenhower and American Foreign Policy

Richard V. Damms.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 12583 words.

Probably no American president was more thoroughly versed in matters of national security and foreign policy before entering office than Dwight David Eisenhower. As a young military...

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A History of Philippine-American Relations

Patricio N. Abinales.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Diplomatic History; Political History. 8930 words.

An enduring resilience characterizes Philippine–American relationship for several reasons. For one, there is an unusual colonial relationship wherein the United States took control of the...

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Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy

Sarah B. Snyder.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Legal and Constitutional History; Political History. 6375 words.

In its formulation of foreign policy, the United States takes account of many priorities and factors, including national security concerns, economic interests, and alliance relationships....

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Immigration to the United States after 1945

Xiaojian Zhao.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History; Urban History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 13448 words.

Post-1945 immigration to the United States differed fairly dramatically from America’s earlier 20th- and 19th-century immigration patterns, most notably in the dramatic rise in numbers of...

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Iran-U.S. Relations

Kelly J. Shannon.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 14959 words.

Historian James A. Bill famously described America’s relationship with Iran as a tragedy. “Few international relationships,” he wrote, “have had a more positive beginning than that which...

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Journalism and US Foreign Policy

Chester Pach.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Diplomatic History; Political History; US Cultural History. 14299 words.

Since the late 19th century, the relationship between journalists and the makers of US foreign policy has been both cooperative and contentious. Reporters depend on government officials for...

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The Nixon Administration and American Foreign Policy

Luke A. Nichter.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 9512 words.

Assessments of President Richard Nixon’s foreign policy continue to evolve as scholars tap new possibilities for research. Due to the long wait before national security records are...

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Origins of the Vietnam War

Jessica M. Chapman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 10157 words.

The origins of the Vietnam War can be traced to France’s colonization of Indochina in the late 1880s. The Viet Minh, led by Ho Chi Minh, emerged as the dominant anti-colonial movement by...

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Propaganda in the History of U.S. Foreign Relations

Laura A. Belmonte.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 9523 words.

From the revolutionary era to the post-9/11 years, public and private actors have attempted to shape U.S. foreign relations by persuading mass audiences to embrace particular policies,...

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The Role of Congress in the History of US Foreign Relations

Clay Silver Katsky.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Early 19th Century US History; US History 1870-1900; US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 11600 words.

While presidents have historically been the driving force behind foreign policy decision-making, Congress has used its constitutional authority to influence the process. The nation’s...

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Russian-U.S. Foreign Relations, 1917–1991

Margaret Peacock.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 13375 words.

In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville argued in Democracy in America that there were “two great nations in the world.” They had started from different historical points but seemed to be heading in...

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Southeast Asian Americans

Chia Youyee Vang.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Diplomatic History; Political History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 7127 words.

In geopolitical terms, the Asian sub-region Southeast Asia consists of ten countries that are organized under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Current member nations...

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The United States and Southeast Asia

Kenton Clymer.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 12557 words.

The U.S. relationship with Southeast Asia has always reflected the state of U.S. interactions with the three major powers that surround the region: Japan, China, and, to a lesser extent,...

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The United States and Southern Africa

R. Joseph Parrott.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 11686 words.

The United States never sought to build an empire in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, as did European nations from Britain to Portugal. However, economic, ideological, and cultural...

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The United States and the United Nations

Michelle Getchell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 8127 words.

The United States was heavily involved in creating the United Nations in 1945 and drafting its charter. The United States continued to exert substantial clout in the organization after its...

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The United States at the End of the Cold War, 1989–1993

James Graham Wilson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 6731 words.

The Cold War may have ended on the evening of November 9, 1989, when East German border guards opened up checkpoints and allowed their fellow citizens to stream into West Berlin; it...

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The United States–Mexico Border

C. J. Alvarez.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Diplomatic History; Political History; US History (Immigration and Ethnicity). 8065 words.

The region that today constitutes the United States–Mexico borderland has evolved through various systems of occupation over thousands of years. Beginning in time immemorial, the land was...

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US Foreign Policy and Decolonization

Jason C. Parker.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: US History 1900 - 1945; US History since 1945; Diplomatic History; Political History. 9517 words.

The decolonization of the European overseas empires had its intellectual roots early in the modern era, but its culmination occurred during the Cold War that loomed large in post-1945...

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