1.President Monroe Believed That The United States Had

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1. President Monroe believed that the United States had earned their independence and that European powers had no right to intervene or try to rule to U.S. The Monroe Doctrine was essentially President Monroe telling Europe that the United State was independent and that the U.S. would not have conflicts with them if Europe did not try to overpower them and dictate their country. Monroe told the European powers that the future role they played in the Western Hemisphere is that they were to treat the U.S. as an independent country and could no longer dictate them. The doctrine starts out by explaining that the U.S. is independent of Europe and can no longer be used as subjects for colonizing. The doctrine states, “In the discussions to which…show more content…
Europe would not have control over the United States, they were no longer to use the United States people as colonist subjects, and if they did not abide by the rules there would be consequences.
2. The Monroe Doctrine was a major step for the United States and they had to be in the perfect position to tell the European powers their guidelines. President Monroe believed that the U.S. could tell Europe they were independent because Europe was not in control of their own country and the United States had given so much to be independent, it was time. Monroe believed it was an excellent time to tell Europe this because they were unsettled. The doctrine states, “The late events in Spain and Portugal show that Europe is still unsettled. Of this important fact no stronger proof can be adduced than that the allied powers should have thought it proper, on any principle satisfactory to themselves, to have interposed by force in the internal concerns of Spain.” The United States thought they could now tell the European powers they wanted independence because they saw how unsettled Europe was after the events with Spain and Portugal. It was also a good time to break the news to Europe because the United States had fought and
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