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    How has the federal government changed its foreign policy since 1877? When has the federal government gone abroad and why? What has been its overarching aim?

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    The American foreign policy has dramatically changed beginning in the late 19th century from an isolationist policy to an imperialist policy. Since 1877 America has engaged in a foreign policy throughout the world which could be considered manifest destiny in particular locations and is known as the Monroe Doctrine in other instances. This Monroe Doctrine posits that the U.S. is the gate keeper and responsible for the protection of the entire Western Hemisphere. This foreign policy dictates that America has the ultimate determination of what occurs in all territories from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast in North and South America (Academic American, ...

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    The expert discusses the changes in US foreign from 1877 until the present.