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Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Willis F. Dunbar

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Masters Thesis-Open Access


I. Introduction

The fundamental aims of a nation's foreign policies are national security and the achievement of national objectives through diplomacy. At different periods in American history, the foreign policy of the United States has been designed to advance a variety of aims. It is possible, for example, to speak of missionary diplomacy, moral diplomacy, military diplomacy and dollar diplomacy. The latter characterizes one phase of economic foreign policy in which the administration of President William Howard Taft represents a dramatic turning point. The foreign aid programs of the period after World War II, such as the Marshall plan and the Alliance for progress, have their roots in the economic foreign policy of Taft and his Secretary of State, Philander C. Knox.

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