100 Years Abroad – U.S. Presidents On the World Stage

Features: 100 Years Abroad – U.S. Presidents On the World Stage – The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies – Grand Valley State University.

One-hundred years ago this month, just days after the 1906 midterm election preserved a Republican majority in Congress, President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt headed south for Panama on board the U.S.S. Louisiana.  Not for the first time in his presidential career, Roosevelt was breaking new ground.

Since 1906, eighteen U.S. presidents have taken 243 trips abroad — throughout the western hemisphere, to Europe, to Africa, and to Asia.[3] They have demonstrated the beneficence and bellicosity of the United States, helped design post-war settlements, negotiated and signed treaties, and inspired foreign peoples with memorable words.  Perhaps most significantly, they have signified the expansion and evolution of American interests.

We talked briefly about this in class today, with regards to President Obama’s trip to India. The full article is worth reading.  Clink on the link above.


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