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 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 »

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 1824 Presidential election featured a deal between Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams that kept Andrew Jackson from becoming president, instead putting Adams in the Oval Office and Clay in the role of Secretary of Stat... More »

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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 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 »