America on the World Stage
THEMATIC FOCUS America in the World (WOR)
Diplomatic, economic, cultural, and military interactions between empires, nations, and peoples shape the development of America and America’s increasingly important role in the world.
Learning Objective D
Explain how and why American foreign policy developed and expanded over time.
Struggling to create an independent global presence, the United States sought to claim territory throughout the North American continent and promote foreign trade. KC-4.3.I.A.ii The U.S. government sought influence and control over the Western Hemisphere through a variety of means, including military actions, American Indian removal, and diplomatic efforts such as the Monroe Doctrine