Essay Monroe Doctrine

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Some of the most important achievements during James Monroe’s presidency were accomplished in the field of international affairs and foreign policies. A significant proclamation called “The Principles of 1823” when it was first addressed, had an ever-lasting effect on America’s foreign policies. It was merely a statement, because it did not get the United States any lands but rather got on the nerves of European colonizers. Yet a mere statement would never possess the immense political power to clear the obstacles for the United States for further domination down the road, and to establish the belief of “Americas for the Americans” (Hart, 101). The Monroe Doctrine, as President Polk coined this phrase some decades later, was definitely a …show more content…
The said policies for Russian establishments might be even more difficult to enforce if not for the Monroe Doctrine, which was announced just a few months prior to the agreement. This just demonstrated how effective the Monroe Doctrine was when issues arose around territorial disputes. It provided a strong back-up for the American government in diplomatic measures.

Secondly, the Monroe Doctrine was a straight-forward response to the European Powers’ (represented by the Holy Allies) ambition of regaining colonizing control of South American lands. The Monroe Doctrine’s most important intention is to protect and support newly-formed republics in South America. As one of the nine principle points of the Monroe Doctrine highlighted, any attempt to extend the European political systems to the Western Hemisphere shall be considered dangerous to North and South America’s peace and safety (Wilson, 24). Adams even went out on a limb to state to Britain that “modern colonization was an abuse of government, and it should come to an end” (Hart, 100). This quote should be, in turn, put in contrast with the Russian czar’s response to Monroe’s message: “it [the Monroe Doctrine] deserved the most profound contempt” (Hart, 101). Even though the combat of political philosophies stopped at speeches, Monroe’s public address was a risky move when Spain was still in the process of ratifying the Transcontinental Treaty for the Florida purchase. Fortunately for the Americans, there were no

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