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Lecture:Crisis and Expansion: the Making of Modern U.S. Diplomacy from the Spanish-American War to World War I
From: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
From its humble nineteenth-century origins, U.S. diplomacy went through rapid and extensive changes as a result of the Spanish-American War and American industrial growth the era of Larz Anderson's service in the U.S. diplomatic corps. Not only did the Department of State expand to meet the United States growing involvement in international affairs, but the new challenges broadened the role played by diplomatic and consular officials abroad. Institutional developments such as the creation of the U.S. Foreign Service and the modernization of the Department of State followed lengthy political battles on Capitol Hill and ad hoc responses to the crisis of war. Department of State Historian Dr. Seth Rotramel discusses the growth and transformation of the Department of State in the early twentieth century and its effects on the organization today. This lecture is held on the 112th anniversary of the completion of Anderson House. The talk will last approximately 45 minutes with time afterwards for questions.
Anderson House The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20008
202-785-2040 or headquarters () societyofthecincinnati ! orgWebsite