U.S Involvement in the World, IAH 201

IAH 201

U.S Involvement in the World

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The United States has been involved in various world activities and revolution since the nineteenth century. Though many factors can be cited for having motivated American involvement in the world, most of its involvement arose from the need to achieve global democracy and development. With the rise of immigrants in different parts of the world and different nations developing desires to gain control over other states, the United States shows its right to be directly involved in humanity restoration (U.S History.org). The rise of slavery, racial discrimination, exploitation, and women discrimination were among some of the factors which motivated the United States to get involved in the world’s affair.


Primary Motivation behind Americans Increasing Presence

One of the major factors which made the United States to develop a lot of interest in the affairs of the world is the need to achieve the common good for the people across the globe. Based on the United States ethical of operation, interdependence of the political economy and morality for different nations are some of the key functions of universal human responsibility (John 23). People as such should be allowed to operate freely for the achievement of the common good without enslavement or oppression. According to Walton, fairness, justice and equal opportunity for all promote both economic and social growth which formed the goal of Americans involvement in world affairs. He says, “But on balance, the very experience of enslavement itself formed the primary material context out of which emerged free and enslaved African Americans’ ethical values” (Walton 27). It was for the purpose of the achievement of the common goal, freedom, and justice that United States struggle to stop slavery not only in America but also in other parts of the world.

With the United States achieving independence and creating a constitution to guide its operation, one of the things which were enshrined in the constitution was the need to protect democracy of other nations. As stated in section 13 of United States’ constitution, “No state shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty

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