U.S. History. JAMES MONROE. 1817 TO 1825. UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Born in Virginia in 1758, Attended the College of William and Mary, Fought with Continental Army Practiced law in Virginia. Elected United States Senator Helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase.
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1817 TO 1825
President James Monroe
In foreign affairs Monroe proclaimed the fundamental policy that bears his name, Monroe Doctrine.
Great Britain, with its powerful navy, also opposed re-conquest of Latin America and suggested that the United States join in proclaiming "hands off."
US was now the protector of new democracies in the Western Hemisphere
No European Colonization allowed in the Americas
US recognized existing European Colonies
US will stay out of European affairs
· North and South America should no longer be thought of as areas for European colonization.
· The U.S. would not interfere with European affairs, and European countries should not interfere with the affairs of any nation in the Western Hemisphere.
- To protect the independence of new Latin American nations.
- To keep Russia from moving south into the U.S. from Alaska.