Sectionalism and Industrialization
By: Linda Chen
The Monroe Doctrine was delivered to Congress by President James Monroe on December 2, 1823. The doctrine was focused on Washington's beliefs of neutrality. The doctrine was made up of 4 key points. 1. US will recognize existing European Colonies. 2. US will not meddle in European affairs. 3. US will protect the Americas. (new countries which formed in Central and South America) 4. No European colonization in the Americas.