Woodrow Wilson's Presidency

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How was the foreign policy of Woodrow Wilson different than those of Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft?  How was it similar?

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The main difference between Wilson's foreign policy and those of his two predecessors was that Wilson and Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan tried to formulate a policy they called "moral diplomacy." This was meant to be different from the "dollar" diplomacy of William Howard Taft and the "big stick" diplomacy of Theodore Roosevelt. Wilson and Bryan, who had been fervent opponents of annexing the Philippines, promised that the United States would eventually grant them independence. He also refused to recognize the government of Victoriano Huerta, which had risen to power through a military coup in Mexico. Huerta was favored by many American businessmen with interests in Mexico, and recognizing him would have been the essence of "dollar" diplomacy. But Wilson refused to do so, which contributed to a civil war in Mexico.

Somewhat paradoxically, Wilson's inconsistent "moral" stance on diplomacy led to frequent military interventions in Latin America. American forces invaded Haiti...

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