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The United States and Revolutionary Nationalism, 2528. 13. S. Policy toward Latin America (New York: New York University Press, 1971), vi. 14. Link, Wilson: Revolution, War, and Peace; Cooper, The Warrior and the Priest: Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983); Friedlander, "A Reassessment of Roosevelt's Role in the Panamanian Revolution of 1903," Western Political Quarterly 14 (1961): 53543; Marks, Velvet on Iron: The Diplomacy of Theodore Roosevelt (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1979); Collin, Theodore Roosevelt, Culture, Diplomacy, and Expansion: A New View of American Imperialism (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985).

Senate ratification of the Thomson-Urrutia Treaty between 1914 and 1919. A more astute president might have considered how he had been outmaneuvered by Lodge in almost every phase of the ratification battle and how his defeats in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee had come at the hands of the minority membership, not the majority. S. government had been pledged to ratification. Had Wilson carefully reflected on his Thomson-Urrutia struggle, he might well have gained valuable insights he then could have applied to his decisions relating to the negotiation and ratification of the potentially much more important Treaty of Versailles.

Robert A. S. crisis of 1903 and unjustly levies responsibility for it on the Marroquín government in Bogotá, virtually exonerating Roosevelt of any culpability. " Perhaps to redress that, both fail to view Wilson's weaknesses with the same enthusiasm as they view his strengths. S. policymaking toward Colombia reveals imperialistic Roosevelt and Wilson administrations. Nor can responsibility for imperialistic decision making easily be shifted to other groups. In formulating Colombian policies, the three presidents and their top policy advisers after November 1903 operated virtually free of outside pressure from either the press or the public.

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