By Joseph Smith
From the statement of the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 to the Reagan Doctrine of the Nineteen Eighties, the us has presumed a place of political management and pre-eminence within the Western Hemisphere. This has been made attainable through major components: America's large financial system, which has made the U.S. the most important unmarried advertisement marketplace and the most important investor in Latin the United States, and America's army prowess, which has been convincingly established in victories within the Mexican-American conflict (1846-1848) and the Spanish-American warfare (1898). This quantity concentrates at the historical past of diplomatic family among the U.S. and the countries of Latin the US from the construction of the self sustaining usa within the past due eighteenth century as much as the current. this is often comprehensive via a chronology, an advent, a bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries at the nations concerned, major occasions, significant crises, vital figures, debatable concerns, and doctrines and guidelines that experience advanced. For students, historians, and scholars attracted to the international relations of those areas, the old Dictionary of United States-Latin American family members is a vital reference.
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1923– ); VELASCO ALVARADO, JUAN (1910–1977). ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESS. A major program of social reform and economic development largely funded by the United States and designed to counter the perceived threat of communist expansion in Latin America. The Alliance for Progress (La Alianza para el Progreso) was proposed by President John F. Kennedy in a speech at the White House on March 13, 1961. The idea resembled “Operation Pan-America,” made in 1958 by Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek, which had been studiously ignored by the Dwight Eisenhower administration.
Although the decision to go to war had not involved prior consultation with the Latin American governments, Wilson hoped that they would join the war against Germany. But Wilson’s idealistic justification for his country’s entry into war evoked a disappointing response. Only eight nations formally entered the war, seven of which were Middle American–Caribbean states already strongly under American influence. qxd xl • 11/7/06 11:25 AM Page xl INTRODUCTION Mexico conspicuously chose to remain neutral.
S. delegates to the Panama Congress in 1826. See also WARS FOR LATIN AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE (1808–1826). ADAMS-ONÍS TREATY (1819). A treaty between the United States and Spain. Involvement in the French revolutionary wars seriously depleted Spain’s financial resources and persuaded the Spanish government to consider the sale of Spanish Florida to the United States. Negotiations started in 1817 between Secretary of State John Quincy Adams and the Spanish minister to the United States, Luis de Onís, and eventually resulted in the conclusion of the Adams-Onís Treaty, also known as the Transcontinental Treaty, on February 22, 1819.