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Monroe Doctrine


He resents the Monroe Doctrine as part of a pattern of heavy-handed U.S. intervention.
  an American foreign policy opposing interference in the Western hemisphere from outside powers (1823)
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The doctrine’s authors, especially John Quincy Adams, saw it as a proclamation by the United States of moral opposition to colonialism, but it has subsequently been re-interpreted in a wide variety of ways, including by President Theodore Roosevelt, as a license for the United States to practice its own form of imperialism, the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.

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  • He resents the Monroe Doctrine as part of a pattern of heavy-handed U.S. intervention.
  • Listening to Chavez, it is easy to forget early Latin American appreciation of the Monroe Doctrine.
  • (Facing out) Well—I was really ready to make a speech about the Monroe Doctrine, but at the last minute Miss Corcoran made me talk about the Louisiana Purchase instead.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • As such, he was responsible for acquiring Florida and drafting the Monroe Doctrine and the Treaty of Ghent, as well as the Treaty of 1819.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad

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  • The power of Treaty may yet prove a vast engine of enlargement, when the Monroe doctrine takes its true place as a political fable.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • (There were others on this list whom Farmer often mentioned elsewhere: the former American slave and great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who eagerly served as American ambassador to Haiti, in effect representing the Monroe Doctrine there.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Monroe Doctrine [9] , Marshall Plan [8] , War of 1812 [7] , Louisiana Purchase [8] , Spanish-American War [8] , California Gold Rush [9] , Rough Riders [9]
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