The Monroe Doctrine: A Weak Assertion of Independence Analytical Essay by southside

The Monroe Doctrine: A Weak Assertion of Independence
This paper looks at the Monroe Doctrine of 1823 and discusses its significance in the path for American independence.
# 6961 | 1,215 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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In this paper, a history of the reasons and need for the Monroe Doctrine are thoroughly examined. The Doctrine was a powerful statement but the U.S. had very little power of enforcement. Reasons behind this are discussed. This paper also shows how the Monroe Doctrine appeared on the surface to be an American declaration of independence from a colony-hungry Europe but in fact the document had many weaknesses.

From the Paper:

"By the early 1800s, America was becoming its own country and trying to separate itself from Europe. The United States wanted to prevent future colonization of the Americas by European countries and attempted to accomplish this by issuing the Monroe Doctrine. The Monroe Doctrine of 1823, designed to discourage European nations from colonization that would threaten America, was merely a declaration of America's independence, not a demonstration of it."

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