11.3 The Monroe Doctrine
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Slide 1 - 11.3 The Monroe Doctrine
- European countries were trying to recapture their Latin American colonies that had gained independence.
- Monroe issued a statement that said the U.S. would stay out of the business of European countries, but those countries needed to stay out of the Western Hemisphere.
- America began to step out onto the world stage with the Monroe Doctrine.
- It represented a change in American’s foreign policy that had been in place since Washington was president. We were no longer strictly neutral.
Slide 5 - T-Chart Comparison of Farewell and Monroe Doctrine
- Farewell Address
- Monroe Doctrine
- Both written by presidents
- Both about foreign policy
- Both about neutrality
- At the end of Washington’s presidency
- The US will not interfere with other countries.
- The US is unstable with an economic crisis.
- During Monroe’s presidency
- The US will protect countries in the Western Hemisphere.
- The US is growing with a diverse economy.