The Monroe Doctrine: A Precedent In Foreign Policy For The United States

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The Monroe Doctrine was first set out in a speech by President James Monroe on December 2, 1823. The ideas are grounded in much earlier thinking, such as the "Farewell Address" of George Washington, in which he inveighed against close political association with European states, and in the first inaugural address of Thomas Jefferson. The idea of an exceptional status for the United States and for the Western Hemisphere had been launched before Monroe's address to Congress. . It states that any intervention by external powers in the politics of the Americas is a potentially hostile act against the US. It warned European powers not to get involved with conflict in the Western Hemisphere. James Monroe did an excellent job on the foreign policy (Monroe Doctrine). He made peace by trading with the Native Americans that lived on the land they wanted to buy. Some of the main points in the Monroe Doctrine are, European …show more content…
We shouldn’t form long time alliances with other countries, because it could hurt us later on. The Monroe Doctrine follows George Washington’s advice for not forming alliances with foreign countries. The US needs to preserve its right to grow as a country , and the Doctrine sent the message the the US was strong independent nation. I support it because it was a fair doctrine because the US states that it would to interfere in European governments or their existing colonies. The Monroe Doctrine set a precedent in foreign policy for the United States. The Monroe Doctrine was developed because the United States and Britain were concerned over the possibility of European colonial expansion in the Americas. Britain feared that Spain would attempt to reclaim its former colonies, which had recently gained independence. This would have caused Britain's trade with these new nations to decline. The United States wanted to ensure that no European nations would attempt further colonization in the Western