The requirement for this assignment is 5 pages. This means 5 written, double-spaced, 12 pt Times
New Roman font pages. This does not count for the works cited page at the end. You are not
required to submit an abstract or a title page in your submission. I expect to receive a submittal of no
less than 5 total pages. Those with missing pages will be marked accordingly.
– Keep in mind plagiarism rules of the college and that the paper will be verified.
– This is a research paper but also leaves room for your feelings on the subject in light of the readings.
Make sure you are focused on evidential support when expressing your opinion and your conclusion. This
assignment should have a strong introduction, thesis, and related conclusion. You need to prove to the
reader with evidence of your position and justify the argument you are asserting in your paper.
“How did American foreign policy in three periods in question, (1890s, 1950s, and 1970s), shape
U.S. interventionism abroad?” (how did the world view of U.S. political institutions shape U.S.
involvement outside of its borders in these periods?)
1) In your paper address the three events discussed in the Kinzer book, (Philippine-American War,
destabilization of Iran in 1953, and involvement in deposing Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973). Place
them in the context of their time and how the political, social or economic influences of the period
ultimately informed U.S. intervention abroad. Overarchingly, tie them together creating an argument
about the nature of U.S. intervention in the 20 th
century. Were these moves justified in light of the
contemporary climate? Why or why not?
2) Address where these events fall in line with the stated desire of the U.S. to spread democracy abroad
and to defend others from oppression. Give supportive evidence of your take on the events using outside
primary and secondary sources (no fewer than 5 outside sources. This means not counting the Kinzer
document as a source and not counting your textbook).