Sir, I have a great idea! I think we should colonize America.
That is a fantastic idea. Let's do it!
Guess what I just heard? Europe is planning to intrude the Western Hemisphere.
Not on my watch! Don't worry I'll think of something.
I came up with a great idea! I'm going to write a document that forbids Europe from trying to colonize us.
The Monroe Doctrine all started with Europe wanting to colonize in the Americas.
Sir, the U.S. just made this document that stops us from invading!!
Are they actually serious? Those pesky AMERICANS!
After James Monroe, United States President, heard about this, he was not happy. So, he decided to create a doctrine to protect the Americas and named it the Monroe Doctrine.
Stay off of our side or else!
Woah.. they actually might be serious about this
The Monroe Doctrine included a few different points. First, U.S. would not interfere with Europe or with existing colonies. In exchange, Europe would not attempt to colonize the western hemispheres. Finally, any attempt made by Europe would be viewed as a hostile act against the U.S.
Hey! Have you heard the news yet? We are finally saved from Europe!
Oh my goodness! I can't believe it!! It's a miracle!
After James Monroe created the Monroe Doctrine, Europe was forbidden the right to try and place settlements in the Americas.
We won't listen!!
They can't stop us!
America was, in fact, very serious about the Monroe Doctrine. They would not get involved with Europe and expected the same from them toward their side of the world.
The Monroe Doctrine created on December 2, 1823 and protected the Americas and the Western Hemisphere. The citizens were finally free!