Possible IDs. You'll have to do 10 of 12.

Rusk-McNamara report Clark Amendment Jacobo Arbenz
Averell Harriman Anastasio Somoza Lawrence Walsh
Walt Rostow William Casey Juan Bosch
Eagleton Amendment daisy ad Boland Amendment
Czech coup George Ball neoconservatives
Edward Teller ABM Patricia Derian
Powell Doctrine Jose Napoleon Duarte Operation RYAN
Sentinel NSC 162/2 Paul Nitze
Hughes-Ryan Amendment Juscelino Kubitschek Nancy Pelosi
American University speech War Powers Act Zhou En-lai
Thomas Mann Excomm evil empire speech
Curtis LeMay Church Committee Jeane Kirkpatrick
HUAC Salvador Allende Fulbright Hearings
Cooper-Church Amendment Acheson-Lilienthal Plan Henry Cabot Lodge, II


Write on one of the following:

1.) How significant were domestic forces--political, economic, ideological--in making US foreign policy? Can a case be made, for example, that the principal changes in US foreign policy during the Cold War (1947-1989) came not because of the policies pursued by the various Presidents of the era, or because of changes in the international environment, but due to the (re-?)emergence of domestic divisions about the international course the United States should pursue? With this framework as your guide, compare and contrast US foreign policy during the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations with that of the three administrations following Lyndon Johnson.

2.) The historian Felix Gilbert suggested that US foreign policy traditionally has operated on two planes, with American administrations championing an active role for the United States in reforming the structure of the international system but shying away from an overly close identification with the cause of self-determination overseas. How useful is this dual approach in analyzing US foreign policy during the 20th century? Discuss, using examples from at least three administrations as your guide.

Again, one of the following:

1.) Since the enunciation of the Monroe Doctrine, American policymakers have spoken of a special relationship linking the United States with the other countries of the Western Hemisphere. But have United States relations with Latin America in reality formed an exception to US foreign policy, embodying trends and positions not evident in US relations with East Asia or Europe? Discuss, with a response utilizing examples from three of the following eras: the Wilson presidency; the 1920s; the 1950s; and the 1960s.

2.) Lars Schoultz has argued that idealism always has been subsumed to the strategic realities of US foreign policy, and has appeared in a prominent role only when a strategic threat was absent. Do you agree? Use Schoultzís approach to compare and contrast the foreign policies of Wilson, Roosevelt, and Carter.