Samantha Political Cartoon

Mrs.Wylies U.S History Class

Washington Neutrality

Neutraity is nonparticipation in a dispute or war.

the reason why we had was because we wanted to stay neutral and not get involved with Europeans and their side.

Monroe Doctrine

a policy of the United States introduced on December 2, 1823. It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in Northor South America would be viewed as taking our rights away and getting the U.S involved.

Manifest Destiny

Manifest destiny was the widely held belief that American settlers were destined to expand across the continent. By 1843 John Quincy Adams, originally a major supporter, had changed his mind and repudiated Manifest Destiny because it meant the expansion of slavery in Texas.

Imperialism/Spanish-American War

Imperialism-"an unequal human and territorial relationship, usually in the form of an empire,involving the extension of authority and control of one state or people over another.began around the 1700.

Spanish-American War: began in the dates April 25, 1898 through the date August 12, 1898.was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and theUnited States.

Roosevelt Coorolary

Roosevelt Corollary: the United States will intervene in conflicts between European Nations and Latin American countries. started on December 1904.


WW1-Neutrality:a formal participant in World War I from April 6, 1917 until the war's end on November 11, 1918.Before entering the war, the US had remained neutral, though the US had been an important supplier to Britain and other Allied powers.


WWII-Neutrality:prior to Dec 7, 1941. For after that the US was hardly neutral. Prior to that bombing of Pearl Harbor the United States basic policy was one of neutrality and isolationism stemming from WWI. President Roosevelt did offer and aid through material sources help to Great Britain prior to our delcaration of war on Germany.Supplies were sent and guarded by the US Navy to England throughout the early years of 1940 and 1941.As to the invasion of Poland and why we did not declare war on Germany then, we had no treaty with European Countires to aid them in time of war.Only after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor did we declare war and only with Japan. Hilter soon after delared war on the US and our country was in an all out war on two fronts.


Containment was a United States policy to prevent the spread of communism. Containment stated in May 1945.