This PowerPoint presentation explores the foreign policy approaches of Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft. TR's Big Stick diplomacy is seen in action first in Panama with American efforts to dig the Panama Canal. Roosevelt's negotiations with Colombia, his support for the Panamanian "revolution" and his support for canal construction is detailed. The Roosevelt Corollary, and its impact on western hemisphere relations is covered next. Finally, TR's dealings with Japan are discussed, including the Portsmouth Treaty, the Root-Takahira Agreement, and the Gentlemen's Agreement. It concludes with a brief explanation of Taft's Dollar Diplomacy. This presentation is used in an Advanced Placement United States history class and is based on parts of Chapter 27 of The American Pageant 14th ed.