Monroe Doctrine
Updated: 1/15/2021
Monroe Doctrine

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  • We declare Independence!
  • We lost the war
  • We need to gain our land back!
  • European Countries must stay away from the Americas!
  • On July 4, 1776 America (Thomas Jefferson in the picture) finally declared independence from Great Britain after fighting in the American Revolution. This gave the colonies freedom from Britain, and a start of a new civilization.
  • Pretty good, I hope this will help to keep Europeans from colonizing near America
  • No Europeans!
  • No Europeans!
  • No Europeans!
  • No Europeans!
  • How are the signs coming along?
  • After losing many resources and land after the war, Britain was enraged. As a result, many Americans thought that Britain and other European countries would try to regain America with its land and people.
  • Stay out! Our president James Monroe prohibits European countries from colonizing!
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  • On December 2, 1823, James Monroe (shown in suit) discussed the new policy of the Monroe Doctrine. This policy explained that all European countries are forbidden from colonizing in North and South America.
  • Stay Out!
  • No Entry Allowed
  • Many Americans were with the idea of stopping European countries from colonizing the Americas for natural resources purposes. Also, if the Europeans were not in the Americas as much there would be less chance with affairs which would lead to wars.
  • With the effect of the Monroe Doctrine, James Monroe wanted not many European countries trying to enter the Americas for colonization. One example is American boats protecting America from the Europeans.
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  • When the Monroe Doctrine was put into action, America had an "invisible fence" around itself and South America. This indicated no European country was allowed to try to invade for resource purposes.