Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz

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INDEX
abolitionism, 95, 102
Abrams, Elliot, 211
Abu Ghraib prison, 235
Academy of Philadelphia, 24–25
ACDA. See U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Acheson, Dean, 201
Adams, Abigail Smith, 60
Adams, Charles Francis, 99, 105, 118, 120, 127, 129
Adams, Charles Francis, Jr., 151
Adams, Henry, 60, 131–34
Adams, John, 50–53, 56, 60–62, 64–65, 66
Adams, John Quincy: accomplishments and times of, 60; American empire, vision of and efforts toward building, 79, 81, 86, 91, 120; birth and early years of, 61–62; choice of for this volume, 16, 232; as congressman, 93–97; early diplomatic career of, 62–64; Franklin and, 61, 79; Jackson and, 81–84; Jefferson, relations with, 62, 66; Jefferson's Embargo Act, support for, 70–72; Jefferson's expansionism, support for, 65–69; Latin America and the Monroe Doctrine, 87–92, 194; liberty and territorial expansion, tension between, 69, 79, 86–88, 91–92, 94–97, 111; McKinley's reversal of, 148; Mexican War, opposition to, 97, 99; as minister plenipotenitiary to Britain, 79; as minister plenipotenitiary to Russia, 72–76; negotiations with the British and the Treaty of Ghent, 75–78; presidency of, 92–93; searching abroad for monsters to destroy, dictum against, 220; as secretary of state, 79–92; Seward and, 99–100, 102, 104, 127; slavery, position on, 80, 87, 91–92, 94–96; Transcontinental Treaty, negotiations with Spain leading to, 16, 83–86; in the U.S. Senate, 66–72; war with Britain, concerns regarding, 74
Adams, Samuel, 45, 47, 60
Afghanistan, 224, 237
Alaska, 124–25
Alaska-Siberia telegraph line (Collins' Overland Telegraph), 124
Albany Plan, 32–33
Albany Regency, 100
Alexander I (czar of Russia), 72, 75–76, 89–90
Alien and Sedition Acts, 65
Alliance, Treaty of (France and America), 52–53
All-Mexico movement, 111
Al Qaeda, 224, 234–35
Ambrister, Robert, 82
American Civil Liberties Union, 237
American Empire: the “Adams-SewardHay” empire, 129; Britain-France conflict and, 60, 63–68; the Central Intelligence Agency as instrument for, 180; colonialism of Britain and France, distinguished from, 192; contemporary challenges to Americans' beliefs regarding, 233–37; debate over the existence of, 1–4; Dulles's vision(s) of, 170, 172–75, 177–79, 192–95; economic opportunity vs. security as goal of, 174–75; as “Empire without Tears,” 171–72; the Franklin/Adams vision of Manifest Destiny and, 68, 71, 85, 91, 93, 120, 123 (see also Adams, John Quincy); Franklin's choice of over British, 49; Franklin's vision of, 26–30, 32–33, 79; fundamental questions regarding, 4; as “homogenizing,” 13; imperialism and claims for liberty as goal of, 135; the Jefferson-Madison vision of, 72; liberty as a constant in the

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