Big stick policy, in american history, policy popularized and named by theodore roosevelt that asserted us domination when such dominance was considered the moral imperative roosevelt’s first noted public use of the phrase occurred when he advocated before congress increasing naval preparation to support the nation’s diplomatic objectives.
Theodore roosevelt's 'big stick diplomacy' was a middle ground between diplomacy and power its best expression was the roosevelt corollary, which.
Roosevelt got the term from a west african proverb,speak softly and carry a big stick roosevelt conducted an aggressive foreign policy using big stick diplomacy through this policy, the united states became increasingly assertive in the early 1900s acting as an international police force.
Roosevelt corollary to the monroe doctrine, 1904 president theodore roosevelt’s assertive approach to latin america and the caribbean has often been characterized as the “big stick,” and his policy came to be known as the roosevelt corollary to the monroe doctrine.
While president mckinley ushered in the era of the american empire through military strength and economic coercion, his successor, theodore roosevelt, established a new foreign policy approach, allegedly based on a favorite african proverb, “speak softly, and carry a big stick, and you will go far.