HIST 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Theodore Roosevelt, Roosevelt Corollary, Monroe Doctrine

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US— Latin America relations
La Chica Moderna (Mexico)
“Modern Girl” of 1920s &30s
Symbol of post-revolutionary Mexican middle class life
Challenge of reaffirm “cult of domesticity”
Women, Class, and Public Space
Former slaves, working-class women etc. more in public space
In formal Economy
Late 19th & early 20th century urban “sanitization” campaigns force many
women out
Economic Interests
Protection of growing investments
-1910: direct investment in MX= 1 billion
Need for new markets for US products
Political @ National Security
Protection economic investments
Monroe Doctrine & Roosevelt Corollary
Panama Canal
World War 1 & 2
Cold War: Focus on Counterinsurgency
Cultural Views
Manifest Destiny
Sense of Cultural & Racial Superiority
Teddy Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
John F. Kennedy
-Alliance for Progress (1961)
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