Key Events and Policies of American Foreign Policy

Constitutional Period

1607 - 1775
1620
1775 - 1781
1781 - 1789
1787 - 1788
1789 - 2012

Presidencies and Executive Orders

1789 - 1797
1796
1797 - 1801
1801 - 1809
1809 - 1817
1817 - 1825
1823
1825 - 1829
1829 - 1837
1837 - 1841
1841 - 1845
1841
1842
1845 - 1849
1845
1849 - 1850
1850 - 1854
1854 - 1857
1857 - 1861
1861 - 1865
1865 - 1869
1869 - 1877
1877 - 1881
1881 - 1885
1881
1885 - 1889
1889 - 1893
1893 - 1897
1897 - 1901
1899
1901 - 1909
1901
1904
1909 - 1913
1909 - 1913
1910
1913 - 1921
1917
1918
1919
1921 - 1923
1923 - 1929
1929 - 1933
1932
1933 - 1945
1934
1937
1939
1941
1945 - 1953
1947
1953 - 1961
1954
1957
1961 - 1963
1961
1961
1963 - 1969
1965
1969 - 1974
1969
1974 - 1977
1977 - 1981
1981
1981 - 1989
1989 - 1993
1993 - 2001
1999
2001 - 2009
2002
2009 - 2012

Congresses and Foreign Policy Legislation

1781
1789 - 1791
1789
1791 - 1793
1793 - 1795
1794
1795 - 1797
1797 - 1799
1798
1799
1799 - 1801
1801 - 1803
1803 - 1805
1805 - 1807
1807 - 1809
1807
1809 - 1811
1809
1810
1811 - 1813
1813 - 1815
1815 - 1817
1817 - 1819
1819 - 1821
1821 - 1823
1823 - 1825
1825 - 1827
1827 - 1829
1829 - 1831
1831 - 1833
1833 - 1835
1835 - 1837
1837 - 1839
1839 - 1841
1841 - 1843
1843 - 1845
1845 - 1847
1847 - 1849
1849 - 1851
1851 - 1853
1853 - 1855
1855 - 1857
1857 - 1859
1859 - 1861
1861 - 1863
1863 - 1865
1865 - 1867
1865
1867 - 1869
1869 - 1871
1871 - 1873
1873 - 1875
1875 - 1877
1877 - 1879
1879 - 1881
1881 - 1883
1882
1883 - 1885
1885 - 1887
1887 - 1889
1889 - 1891
1891 - 1893
1893 - 1895
1895 - 1897
1897 - 1899
1898
1899 - 1901
1901 - 1903
1903 - 1905
1905 - 1907
1907 - 1909
1909 - 1911
1911 - 1913
1913 - 1915
1915 - 1917
1917
1917 - 1919
1919 - 1921
1921 - 1923
1923 - 1925
1925 - 1927
1927 - 1929
1929 - 1931
1930
1931 - 1933
1933 - 1935
1934
1935
1935 - 1937
1936
1937
1937 - 1939
1938
1939
1939 - 1941
1939
1940
1941
1941 - 1943
1943
1943 - 1945
1945
1945
1945 - 1947
1946
1947 - 1949
1948
1949 - 1951
1951
1951 - 1953
1953 - 1955
1955 - 1957
1957 - 1959
1959 - 1961
1961
1961 - 1963
1961
1963 - 1965
1964
1965 - 1967
1967 - 1969
1969 - 1971
1971 - 1973
1973 - 1975
1973
1973
1974
1974
1974
1974
1975 - 1977
1976
1977 - 1979
1977
1978
1979 - 1981
1979
1981 - 1983
1983 - 1985
1984
1985 - 1987
1986
1987 - 1989
1989 - 1991
1991 - 1993
1991
1992
1992
1993 - 1995
1995 - 1997
1996
1996
1997
1997 - 1999
1999
1999 - 2001
2000
2000
2000
2001
2001 - 2003
2002
2002
2003
2003 - 2005
2004
2004
2005 - 2007
2006
2007
2007 - 2009
2008
2009 - 2011
2011 - 2013

Supreme Courts and Judicial Decisions

1789 - 1795
1795
1795 - 1801
1796
1801 - 1835
1829
1831
1832
1835 - 1864
1841
1856
1861
1864 - 1873
1866
1871
1873 - 1888
1884
1888 - 1910
1889
1898
1898
1899 - 1937
1907
1910 - 1921
1918
1920
1921
1921 - 1930
1925
1927
1930 - 1941
1936
1936
1937
1939
1941 - 1946
1942
1942
1944
1946
1946 - 1953
1948
1948
1950
1950
1950
1951
1952
1952
1953 - 1969
1956
1956
1956
1957
1957
1958
1958
1958
1959
1960
1961
1961
1964
1965
1965
1965
1967
1967
1968
1969 - 1986
1970
1971
1972
1974
1974
1974
1981
1981
1986 - 2005
1988
1998
2004
2005 - 2013
2006
2008

Bureaucratic Evolution

1981
1990
1994

Wars, Military Expeditions, & Occupations

1774
1775 - 1783
1776 - 1794
1785 - 1795
1798 - 1800
1801 - 1805
1807
1811
1811 - 1813
1812 - 1815
1813
1813 - 1814
1815
1817 - 1818
1827
1832
1832
1835 - 1842
1836
1838 - 1839
1839
1842
1846 - 1848
1853
1855
1856
1858
1861 - 1865
1867
1893
1894
1898
1899 - 1902
1902
1904
1906 - 1909
1910 - 1919
1914 - 1917
1915 - 1934
1916 - 1924
1917 - 1918
1918 - 1922
1923 - 1928
1941 - 1945
1950 - 1953
1950
1954
1955 - 1975
1965 - 1966
1983
1986
1989
1990 - 1991
1992 - 1993
1994 - 1995
1998 - 1999
2001 - 2012
2003 - 2011
2011

Other Significant Events

1630
1646
1763
1776
1797 - 1798
1803
1810
1819
1822
1835 - 1836
1845
1848
1854
1861
1863
1867
1890
1891
1898
1898
1899 - 1901
1917
1919
1921
1932
1935 - 1940
1941
1944
1944
1944 - 1971
1945
1945
1945
1946
1946 - 1949
1948
1948 - 1949
1956
1964
1968
1968
1971
1971 - 1979
1971
1972 - 1979
1979
1979 - 1989
1989
2011

Treaties, Protocols, and Memoranda

1671
1758
1763
1768
1778
1778
1778
1783
1783
1784
1786
1794
1795
1797
1797
1800
1805
1806
1814
1818
1818
1819
1824
1826
1833
1842
1844
1846
1846
1847
1848
1850
1854
1854
1856
1858
1858
1864
1868
1868 - 1937
1875
1886
1889
1897
1898
1899
1899
1901
1901
1903
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1907
1912
1914
1917
1917
1919
1919
1920
1921
1921
1922
1922
1925
1928
1928
1929
1931
1933
1936
1941
1943
1943
1943
1943
1944
1944
1944
1945
1945
1945
1945
1946
1946
1947
1947
1947
1948
1948
1948
1949
1949
1951
1951
1951
1951
1954
1954
1955
1955
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1961
1961
1962
1963
1963
1963
1963
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1970
1971
1972
1972
1972
1973
1973
1973
1974
1975
1975
1977
1978
1979
1980
1980
1984
1985
1987
1987
1988
1990
1990
1990
1991
1992
1993
1993
1993
1994
1994
1994
1995
1995
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2000
2000
2000
2000
2002
2002
2002
2002
2003
2004
2010