Each year, the Margaret Chase Smith Library sponsors an essay contest for Maine high school seniors. We feature here Grace Thompson’s 2005 first place prize-winning essay, which draws upon historical examples as well as personal experiences and opinions to discuss American foreign policy for the 21st century.
Thompson, Grace. "American Foreign Policy of the Twenty-first Century: Security through the Promotion of Democracy." Maine Policy Review 14.1 (2005) : 10 -11, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol14/iss1/4.