The Monroe Doctrine

These famous words occur in President’s Monroe message to Congress on December 2, 1823. The words were brought forth by the fear that European powers, most of which were at the time wedded to monarchical ideas, might attempt to acquire territory in South America and extend their political ideas. Some of the South American states had recently established republican forms of government, and to all such the United States extended its sympathy and protection. This extract was transcribed by me in Centennial Gregg.

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