Monroe, what do you think about Britain's proposal?
We must support "our rights or lose our character, and with it, perhaps, our liberties." I have an idea...
We need the Monroe Doctrine!
Several European countries, including France and Russia, wanted to help Spain regain its colonies.
“Liberty, once lost, is lost forever."
President Monroe, Secretary of State John Adams, and Britain were worried because they wanted to protect trade with Latin America. Britain wanted to make a joint statement and act together.
We need more people in the army!
Adams and Monroe both agreed that America should take dictation alone and a joint statement would make the US look like Britains "junior partner."
Both John Adams and President Monroe agreed they needed the Monroe Doctrine, so they made a statement to Congress. They thought the United States should not allow European nations to create American colonies or interfere with Latin America.
When the Monroe Doctrine was made the U.S. was not strong enough to block European nations with strong powers. Only the British navy could do that Asus power grew however the monroe doctrine boosted the influence if the us int the regioon
The Monroe Doctrine protects America, Central America, and trade.