The U.S will not get involved in the internal affairs or wars with Europe. We will not interfere with any existing European colonies in the U.S.
December 2nd, 1823
What was that you just heard? That was President James Monroe announcing that North and South America are "not to be considered subjects for future colonization by any European powers".
Monroe said this after he learned about the possibility of increased European involvement in the Americas. He was troubled at the thought of Russia's true intentions of controlling the land in the Northwest.
The statement came to be known as the Monroe Doctrine. A doctrine is a belief or a set of beliefs held and taught either by a church, political party, or another group.
The Monroe Doctrine served as a clear warning to European nations to keep out of Americas. and not colonize.
This statement was beneficial for America because it became a guiding force in U.S foreign policy in the decades ahead.