To help this country grow we need to protect the trade with Latin America. We must not let the British intervene though. We will look inferior and look weak to the other nations! We must act now.
Excellent, I agree with this statement. We just need a plan... I know! Let's create a doctrine. It will not let European nations create American colonies or interfere with the free nations of Latin America.
I like the sound of that John, great idea... What do we call it and how will we establish it? I should work this out with our government.
First, let's try to get you to Congress right away! We can work this out with them and get this doctrine approved. Due to you being the one in person to deliver this idea, we shall call it the Monroe Doctrine. Now then, let's get to business and write this thing...
We must hope that Congress will pass this, for if they don't, they will regret it for the rest of their lives.
John Quincy Adams and James Monroe begin discussing the beginnings of the Monroe Doctrine.
I cannot believe that we have made our mission a success. The Monroe Doctrine is now finally constructed and the United States will now prosper
Soon after the meeting was adjourned...
The Monroe Doctrine, that opposed European colonization in the Americans, was written by John Quincy Adams.
And so we did James...
We did it John!
HOW DARE YOU!!!
President James Monroe first started the doctrine during his seventh annual State of the Union Address to Congress. Its purpose was to keep the European old world out of the new world.
The Monroe Doctrine began in 1823; it was issued on December 2. The term "Monroe Doctrine" became official in 1850.
The Monroe Doctrine was one of the establishing documents of the United States foreign policy.
The Monroe Doctrine stated that efforts by different European states to intervene in newly independent central and south american states would be seen as, "the manifestation of an unfriendly disposition toward the United States".