Monroe Doctrine

November 15, 2013 at 10:09 am 2 comments

       John Quincy Adams wrote the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 in response to Austria, Russia, Prussia, and France’s threat to help Spain reconquer its colonies in the New World.  It stated that America would not tolerate any European countries attempting to colonize.  It also vowed that America would likewise not interfere with European affairs.  The significance of the Monroe Doctrine was that it worked.  It stopped those countries from intruding into North and Central America.  It was not necessarily fear of America that made them comply, but their fear of England. Later presidents had also used this document for settling conflicts. 


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  • 1. monguinhandel  |  November 15, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Why did they fear England and not America?

    • 2. vebramos  |  November 15, 2013 at 11:33 am

      England was considered a world power at the time, America was not, America would not be considered a world power until the Spanish American war.


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