The Monroe Doctrine
Updated: 1/16/2021
The Monroe Doctrine

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  • America
  • Wow someone's needs tell Monroe
  • Europe
  • Ahhh its all Napoleon's fault!
  • I heard war will be starting here soon
  • Really! we must do something
  • Monroe I bring news, Europe is losing power and is in war.
  • United Sates
  • Europe
  • Rumors began to spread that Europe was beginning to lose power and be at war. American colonists began to hear these rumors.
  • I come bearing sad news We lost the war against Mexico
  • What happens next then? if we lost the land we have no power.
  • We have America, Right?
  • American colonists began to tell Monroe these rumors they had been hearing, Monroe had heard them too and wanted to observe what was really going on. The monroe Doctrine will make it clear that "...We owe it, therefore, to candor and to the amicable relations existing between the United States and those powers to declare that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety..." (1 Virginia,
  • I hear by declare for us no longer have ties with Europe they may not settle in our land However we will not start war with them nor disrespect them.
  • As Europe continued at war they began to hold many debts after losing wars. Their soldiers became low in numbers and the only thing keeping them afloat was their ties with America and one of their leaders Napoleon.
  • well, in America we like to call it the Monroe Doctrine
  • STOP no European's beyond this point
  • America
  • Hey, whats that?
  • When Napoleon arrived empty handed and a failure (after losing the war in Mexico), Europe really began to fall. Without a strong and rich leader, Europe struggled to find structure.
  • Europe
  • President Monroe declares the Monroe Doctrine and announces it. Of course it wasn't signed until 1823. He clearly stated " preserve those relations by a frank, firm, and manly policy, meeting in all instances the just claims of every power, submitting to injuries from none..." (3 Virginia,
  • America
  • The effects on Europe were bad, they had lost the war and didn't even have America there economy slowed, and populations dwindled. However America got Europe (and its affairs) to no longer settle in Latin America
  • Europe