Sixteen. Theodore Roosevelt, the Panama Canal, and the Roosevelt Corollary: Sphere of Influence Diplomacy

  1. Serge Ricard
  1. Stephen G. Rabe

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch16

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

How to Cite

Rabe, S. G. (2011) Theodore Roosevelt, the Panama Canal, and the Roosevelt Corollary: Sphere of Influence Diplomacy, in A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt (ed S. Ricard), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331400

Online ISBN: 9781444344233

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Keywords:

  • Theodore Roosevelt, and the Panama Canal;
  • the Roosevelt Corollary, sphere of influence diplomacy;
  • serving the cause of international justice;
  • President Roosevelt's policies toward Colombia, Panama;
  • “Monroe Doctrine,” president's message to Congress;
  • TR, imbibing in visions of friends, as Admiral Mahan;
  • Roosevelt's treaty with Colombia, canal through Panama;
  • TR defense against charges of imperialism and lawlessness;
  • United States, and “international police power”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “The Most Important Action”

  • “The Center of the Universe”

  • “Its Fiat Is Law”

  • “Those Contemptible Little Creatures”

  • “To Cease Stamping Out the Fuses”

  • “Keen-eyed French Duelist”

  • “A Mandate from Civilization”

  • “International Police Power”

  • References