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.
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
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.