The Monroe Doctrine

November 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

The Monroe Doctrine basically said that the United States would not meddle in European affairs that did not concern it.  The Monroe Doctrine more specifically warned Europe that America was not allowed to be colonized by any new European power and that America would stay out of Europe.  The significance of the Monroe Doctrine was that the United States could expand in their country, and that other countries would not try to settle empty land before them.  The Monroe Doctrine warned many countries including Russia, Spain, and England.  In fact because of the Monroe Doctrine Russia backed out of the Oregon country.  I would say that the Monroe doctrine was honored because later it was expanded and reinterpreted.

Sources

http://history.state.gov/milestones/1801-1829/monroe

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/monroe/aa_monroe_doctrine_1.html

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