- American history from the late 1800s through the pre-World War I era witnessed a transformation in foreign policy. Imagine that you are preparing the introduction to a book that will cover American foreign policy before 1914. You will need to give some succinct, but essential background, beginning with the changes that took place in foreign policy and the reasons for those changes during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
First, list at least three topics you will want to cover. Then write one paragraph about each one. The information should relate only to foreign policy, between 1867 and 1914.