Essay on Monroe doctrine

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     The Monroe Doctrine was presented by President James Monroe in his annual address to Congress in 1823. Essentially its author, John Quincy Adams, who served as Monroe’s Secretary of State, wrote the Doctrine as a proclamation to the United States’ opposition of European colonialism. As of today the Doctrine has been re-interpreted and extended in a variety of ways to conform to the situation at hand, such as President Theodore Roosevelt’s Corollary.
     The end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 began the break up of the Spanish empires in the New World. From this point, many leaders guided their countries out of colonialism and led them into independence. These newly formed republics
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The United States was against European interference and intervention. The Doctrine implied that any effort to extend their political influence into the Western Hemisphere or occupation of armed forces would jeopardize our own peace and safety. With this said the United States clarified that it would not interfere in European affairs and expected Europe to do the same for American affairs.
     The Monroe Doctrine was originally a defensive policy. It aimed to limit European expansion in the Americas after the United States had accepted the responsibility of being a protector of the newly independent states. In 1823, when news stirred of Spain and France restoring their combined power to bring war upon the new nations, it appalled the British who felt all the work statesmen had done to get France out of the New World would be undone. The British wanted the support of the United States, but Adams felt instead of standing behind the British war seekers, they would come out with their own independent doctrine stating the Western Hemisphere’s independence from European colonization.
     Implicit corollaries were added the Doctrine at various times to clarify the wishes of the United States to the European powers and mentioned any issues that it may not have touched on originally. The “no transfer”

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