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13 Times Theodore Roosevelt Called Upon U.S. Forces

It’s not just more recent times that the U.S. has been involved in military actions overseas. Theodore Roosevelt really did carry a big stick….

1. 1901-Columbia (State of Panama) – November 20 to December 4 – U.S. forces protected American property on the Isthmus and kept transit lines open during serious revolutionary disturbances.

2. 1902-Columbia – April 16 to 23 – U.S. forces protected American lives and property at Bocas del Toro during a civil war.

3. 1902-Columbia (State of Panama) – September 17 through November 18 – The United States placed armed guards on all trains crossing the Isthmus to keep the railroad line open, and stationed ships on both sides of Panama to prevent the landing of Colombian troops.

4. 1903-Honduras – March 23 through 30 or 31 – U.S. forces protected the American consulate and the steamship wharf at Puerto Cortez during a period of revolutionary activity.

5. 1903-Dominican Republic – March 30 through April 21 – A detachment of marines was landed to protect American interests in the city of Santo Domingo during a revolutionary outbreak.

6. 1903-Syria – September 7 through 12. U.S. forces protected the American consulate in Beirut when a local Moslem uprising was feared.

7. 1903-04 Abyssina– Twenty-five marines were sent to Abyssinia to protect the U.S. Consul General while he negotiated a treaty.

8. 1903-14 Panama – U.S. forces sought to protect American interests and lives during and following the revolution for independence from Colombia over construction of the Isthmian Canal. With brief intermissions, United States Marines were stationed on the Isthmus from November 4, 1903, to January 21 1914 to guard American interests.

9. 1904-Dominican Republic – January 2 through February 11 – American and British naval forces established an area in which no fighting would be allowed and protected American interests in Puerto Plata and Sosua and Santo Domingo City during revolutionary fighting.

10. 1904-Tangier, Morocco – “We want either Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead.” A squadron demonstrated to force release of a kidnapped American. Marine guard was landed to protect the consul general.

11. 1904-Panama – November 17 through 24 – U.S. forces protected American lives and property at Ancon at the time of a threatened insurrection.

12. 1904-05-Korea – January 5, 1904, through November 11, 1905 – A Marine guard was sent to protect the American legation in Seoul during the Russo-Japanese War.

13. 1906-09-Cuba – September 1906 through January 23, 1909 – U.S. forces sought to restore order, protect foreigners, and establish a stable government after serious revolutionary activity.
and one more just to round out the list….

14. 1907-Honduras– March 18 through June 8 – To protect American interests during a war between Honduras and Nicaragua, troops were stationed in Trujillo, Ceiba, Puerto Cortez, San Pedro Laguna and Choloma.

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