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 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 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 »

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 » History Modern History Exploration & Imperialism

As the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe purchased Florida from Spain, extended the country's territory into the Pacific Northwest, helped control sectional tensions and asserted the primacy of the Unite... More »