In this two-day “Museum Gallery Walk-through Analysis” lesson, students, reading the statements from the various presidents and the political cartoons that illustrate their policies in Latin America, will examine how the United States’ actions in Latin America evolved from the early 1900s to 1935 due to the current international situations at-hand. They will not only be interpreting presidential statements, but will also analyze images that highlight the foreign policies of Teddy and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson. To aid them in their analysis, students will answer the questions associated with the President’s foreign policy. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to distinguish the foreign policies of Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. This lesson also includes United States' interests in China through the establishment of the Open Door Policy (or "Note").
(Note: This lesson could be used in a non-AP US History class.)