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Monroe Doctrine Political Cartoon
Updated: 1/10/2020
Monroe Doctrine Political Cartoon
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  • "We owe it, therefore, to candor and to the amicable...."
  • "... The existing colonies or dependencies of any European power"
  • An adviser to the King of France suggests that they go ahead with the colonizing of former Portuguese Brazil for the French Empire via existing French colonial lands in Guiana.
  • "What do you mean we can't expand into Brazil"
  • Due to this threat, James Monroe enlists the help of John Quincy Adams to write a policy to protect the Americas from European imperialism.
  • "I propose, that the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain join in an alliance."
  • James Monroe reads the Monroe Doctrine aloud to Congress on December 2nd, 1823. Around this time almost all Portuguese colonies were gaining independence.
  • French King Louis XVIII is informed of the Monroe Doctrine. Becoming enraged due to the loss of revenue into the Americas
  • US Security of State John Quincy Adams meets with a British representative discussing a joint statement in the Monroe Doctrine.
  • President Monroe refuses to join in an agreement with Britain because of the memories of the War of 1812
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