In What Ways Did The Monroe Doctrine Affect The Checks And Balances

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The Monroe Doctrine was put into place to protect the Western Hemisphere from European countries trying to colonize the Latin American countries. The Monroe Doctrine was an idea long before it was put into place, multiple presidents before Monroe had ideas similar, but he was the first to enact it. It would affect the checks and balances established in Articles I and II of the Constitution, as it was not subject to congressional approval. It would forever shape US foreign policy. The Monroe Doctrine was conceived when Russia tried to claim all the land North of the 51st parallel belonged to them. Quincy Adams refused and proclaimed that the “American continents are no longer subjects of any new European colonial establishments”. He did not

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