Constraint and Opportunity: Theodore Roosevelt, Transatlantic Relations and Domestic Politics

@inproceedings{Thompson2012ConstraintAO,
  title={Constraint and Opportunity: Theodore Roosevelt, Transatlantic Relations and Domestic Politics},
  author={John M. Thompson},
  year={2012}
}
It was as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1897 and 1898 that Theodore Roosevelt first began to grapple in earnest with problems relating to relations with Europe and the rest of the world. Hence, TR knew that the most important international issue facing President William McKinley’s administration was the situation in Cuba and the possibility of war with Spain. Roosevelt had strong feelings on the subject: he wanted to intervene in Cuba, mainly for strategic (and to a lesser extent moral… 
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