The Monroe Doctrine: Also, Jefferson's Letter to Monroe

The Monroe Doctrine: Also, Jefferson's Letter to Monroe

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The Monroe Doctrine: Also, Jefferson's Letter to Monroe

The Monroe Doctrine: Also, Jefferson's Letter to Monroe

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There is an important subject pertaining to Monroe's administration which is indissolubly associated with his name. It is an announcement of the policy of the United States in respect to foreign interference in the affairs of this continent. This announcement bears the name of the "Monroe Doctrine", as such it is discussed in books on public law and in general histories. It is commonly regarded as an epitome of the principles of the United States with respect to its attitude toward all the American States in their political relations to the rest of the world. The Monroe Doctrine is embodied in Monroe's message to Congress December 2, 1823. The two passages which relate to foreign interference were separated by the introduction of other matters. The parts of the message which have come to be regarded as the "Monroe Doctrine" are as follows:

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