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The SailorFranklin D. Roosevelt and the Transformation of American Foreign Policy$
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David F. Schmitz

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813180441

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813180441.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction Sailor
The Sailor

David F. Schmitz

University Press of Kentucky

Franklin Roosevelt found the traditional American foreign policy of reliance on the Monroe Doctrine, neutrality, and hemispheric defense inadequate, out-of-date, and dangerous. As a sailor, he successfully tacked and navigate in order to establish internationalism as the dominant paradigm of American foreign policy. Roosevelt's support of internationalism was based on his belief in American exceptionalism and conviction that the United States had to act as a world leader to secure peace and prosperity through collective security, and international cooperation through multilateral organizations. In the process, he developed the concept of national security that guided post-World War II American foreign policy.

Keywords:   FDR, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President, Internationalism, Exceptionalism, Collective Security, Neutrality, Foreign Relations, International Relations

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