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Monroe Foreign Policy Summary

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Monroe called for a new approach for foreign policy. He felt American continents should not be considered as subjects to expand he European colonies. Although Monroe wasn't interested in accumulating more land, other successors were, such as James Polk and Theodore Roosevelt. The successors, as well as others, used the Monroe Doctrine to justify annexation of the new lands. Monroe believed in non-colonization and non-intervention, more so, keeping America stable to eventually build a stronger economy and in the near future, a balanced military. Founders were densely split from policies in foreign affairs during the early years of the republic. From the beginning, a military was always a huge consideration. Between military and lands. Revolution
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