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Introduction

Introduction  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0007
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9780199899395
This introduction outlines some of the main topics in the history of American foreign relations. It explains the importance of seven key themes—moral values; a belief in expansion and ... More
2. Expansionism

2. Expansionism  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0002
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9780199899395
Over the course of nearly three hundred years, the people who inhabited what came to be called the United States enlarged their territorial holdings. As they did so, their belief that ... More
3. The Napoleonic Wars, 1803–1815

3. The Napoleonic Wars, 1803–1815  

Mike Rapport

in The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778025
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10.1093/actrade/9780199590964.003.0004
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In 1802 peace was temporary. The major European nations were still feeling that their interests were under threat. The Napoleonic Wars were to be the final, deadly clash of long-term ... More
3. An American Navy ConfirmedThe War of 1812

3. An American Navy Confirmed: The War of 1812  

Craig L. Symonds

in American Naval History: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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May 2018
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9780199394777
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10.1093/actrade/9780199394760.003.0003
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9780199394760
When America declared war against the British in 1812, most U.S. Navy ship captains hoped to conduct independent cruises against British commerce, but John Rodgers lobbied successfully for ... More
1. First principles

1. First principles  

Andrew Preston

in American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780190946036
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10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199899395
The United States began its existence as an act of foreign policy. It is no exaggeration to say that the nation owes its very existence to the successful pursuit of war and diplomacy. ... More
American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction

American Foreign Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Andrew Preston

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780190946036
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199899395.001.0001
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book
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9780199899395
For better or worse, be it militarily, politically, economically, technologically, or culturally, Americans have had a profound impact on the wider world beyond them. American Foreign ... More

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