Stay Out

By Abbey Schwager


Monroe Doctrine was created on December 2 1823. The document was proposed by President James Monroe during his seventh annual State of Union Address to Congress.This document meant to keep Europe countries out of the new world. US didn't want the new world to become a battle ground for these European countries. Britain didn't want the other European countries, like Spain, France, or Portugal, to be in America either because Britain didn't want their trade messed up.
The Monroe Doctrine wouldn't let any more countries colonize in North and South America. Any who tried to colonize would be taken as a hostile threat and be taken care of immediately. The Monroe document also stated the United States would not get into to European affairs. We also wouldn't interfere with existing European colonies. This document helped America keep their land.