Mary Claire Culpepper
Pg. 252- 254
The Monroe Doctrine
came about in…
Missouri and Maine admitted to the Union
Land Act of 1820
The Monroe Doctrine was named after James
Monroe; 5th President of The United States.
He announced the Monroe Doctrine, which
became a landmark in American foreign
policy. After his retirement in 1825, Monroe
was struck by financial difficulties. He later
died in New York City on July 4, 1831. James
Monroe didn’t write the Monroe Doctrine,
Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams did.
Why the Monroe Doctrine was
To give warning to European powers
Originally aimed at Russian lumbermen in
America was having problems with the
European powers still hanging around and
occupying land in America.
His warnings were towards
Monarchies (he didn’t want monarchy in
Europe’s Response to the Monroe
The Monroe Doctrine angered the European
monarchies, but they were tied up in other
internal conflicts so they couldn’t do
anything about it. They wanted to invade
but they couldn’t because they didn’t want
to enter another war.
More about the Monroe Doctrine…
The Monroe Doctrine was never an official
law; it was more of a statement.
Other presidents after Monroe, all had
different takes on it. Some ignored it, some
revised it, and others distorted it.
It was a step towards a new feeling called
nationalism and patriotism that many
Americans were beginning to feel after the
1. The Monroe Doctrine gave warning
about ___________ .
a) Non- importation and non-colonization
b) Non-intervention and non-
c) Non-colonization and non-intervention
d) Non-industrialization and non-colonization
2. What effect did the Monroe Doctrine have
on the European Powers?
a) Little or no effect
b) It angered them, but there was little they
c) It angered them; They went to war!
d) It caused them to meet at a conference to
discuss foreign policies.
The Monroe Doctrine was
a) Never an official law
b) A warning to foreign countries
c) Started a feeling of nationalism throughout
d) All of the Above