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The Monroe Doctrine was important because it stated that the newly independent United States would not tolerate European powers interfering with the nations in the Western Hemisphere, and if the European powers did inter... More »

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 »

The Monroe Doctrine was written by John Quincy Adams who was Secretary of State to President James Monroe. Members of the cabinet as well as the President had input, but Adams was the doctrine’s main author. It was orall... More »

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The Monroe Doctrine was written by John Quincy Adams who was Secretary of State to President James Monroe. Members of the cabinet as well as the President had input, but Adams was the doctrine’s main author. It was orall... More »

The Monroe Doctrine put forth the policy of separate spheres of influence for the United States and Europe. It stated the intent of the United States to not involve itself in Europe's internal affairs or existing colonie... 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 »

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 »