The Monroe Doctrine stated that North and South America were no longer open to European colonization and any effort to subjugate countries in the western hemisphere was an attack on the United States. It stipulated that ... More »

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The main point of the Monroe Doctrine, written by John Quincy Adams, was that the American continents were off-limits to further European colonization, explains the National Archives. This doctrine was also created to gu... More »

The Monroe Doctrine solidified the position of the United States as the dominant power in the Western Hemisphere. It became an integral component of American foreign policy. More »

Christopher Columbus changed the world by bringing colonization to the New World, which in turn led to the annihilation of many of the native peoples and cultures of North and South America. Due to his expeditions, a wor... More »

There are over 30 countries and territories in the Western Hemisphere, including countries in North and South America and the western portion of Europe and Africa. There are an additional 12 countries that are partial in... More »

The main point of the Monroe Doctrine, written by John Quincy Adams, was that the American continents were off-limits to further European colonization, explains the National Archives. This doctrine was also created to gu... More »

The purpose of the Monroe Doctrine was to stop European colonization in the Western Hemisphere. James Monroe established this doctrine in a speech to Congress in 1823. At the time of this address, Monroe's primary concer... More »