U.s. Department Of State And The United States Agency Of International Development

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The U.S. Department of State and the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) has published five strategic goals.1 Under these goals they have formulated a total of thirteen objectives to give the strategy a more specific direction. In these strategic objectives there is representation of Wilsonian, Hamiltonian, Jeffersonian, and Jacksonian ideals. Current U.S. foreign policy certainly has a strong Wilsonian flavor. However, Wilson’s theory alone does not accurately portray U.S. foreign policy in the 21st Century. I will present examples of the other main political policy ideals and practices (Hamiltonian, Jeffersonian, and Jacksonian) in twenty-first century U.S. foreign relations.
Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States and held the office from 1913-1921. He became known as “the Crusader” and earned the label for his passionate belief that America should be a beacon of liberty and aggressively pursue the spread of democracy throughout the world. Wilson felt America could prosper economically and develop a community of international security through the promotion of democracy to other nations. In his book Diplomacy, Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says, President Woodrow Wilson’s foreign policy (Known as Wilsonianism), “It is above all to the drumbeat of Wilsonian idealism that American foreign policy has marched since his watershed presidency, and continues to march to this day.”2
Strategic Objective 2.4 “Overcome Global…
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