a modern, presidential doctrine

200 words or less

  • Select a modern, presidential doctrine from the following list:
    • Truman Doctrine
    • Eisenhower Doctrine
    • Kennedy Doctrine
    • Johnson Doctrine
    • Nixon Doctrine
    • Ford Doctrine
    • Carter Doctrine
    • Reagan Doctrine
    • G.H.W. Bush Doctrine
    • Clinton Doctrine
    • G.W. Bush Doctrine
    • Obama Doctrine
    • Trump Doctrine
  • Provide a brief summary of the foreign policy doctrine.
    • Contrast this foreign policy doctrine with pre-WWII U.S. foreign policy.
  • Explain the historical circumstances that produced the foreign policy doctrine.
    • How did the Cold War or the War on Terror shape this foreign policy doctrine?
  • Provide a specific example when the foreign policy doctrine was utilized.
    • Analyze the short- and long-term result of this specific example.
  • Evaluate the foreign policy doctrine in terms of U.S. self-interest and America’s international reputation.


Dehler, G. (n.d.). Neutrality Proclamation. Retrieved from https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/neutrality-proclamation/.

Founders Online: Neutrality Proclamation, 22 April 1793. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/05-12-02-0371.

Monroe Doctrine, 1823. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monroe.

The Constitution of the United States. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution.

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