Monroe Doctrine

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Monroe Doctrine

  1. 1. The Monroe Doctrine
  2. 2. Background• Monroe was the 5th president• Was a lawyer/planter• Fought in the Revolutionary War• Democratic Republican Party• The speech was to congress in 1823
  3. 3. Origin• Original speech was on December 2nd, 1823• Adams came to Monroe• Washington’s Farewell Address• Western Expansion• European countries wanting new territories
  4. 4. The Doctrine Itself• Europe should not colonize or mettle in affairs of the Americas• Promised neutrality in conflict between European Countries and their colonies, only if the colonies were not in the Americas• Acts against the Doctrine were considered hostile
  5. 5. Opposition• Over the years, it became more unpopular across Central America• Russia and other European countries• Pan American Conference of 1928
  6. 6. Political Impact• James K. Polk used doctrine as basis for some of his policies• Kept European countries out of the Americas• The Roosevelt Corollary• Was essentially what Washington’s farewell address was
  7. 7. Sources• http://www.cfr.org/americas/monroe- doctrine/p9608• http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h255.html• http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/mon roe.asp• http://www.thenagain.info/webchron/usa/mo ndoc.html

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