Title

The Monroe Doctrine: Openly Defensive

Date

5-29-2014 11:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:15 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

Department

History

Session Chair

David Doellinger

Session Title

History Senior Thesis Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

John Rector and Mark Henkels

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

While the Monroe Doctrine is not thoroughly documented in today’s annals of history, it still provides controversy as a document that either defends American imperialism or forwards the American desire to keep out European influence in the Western Hemisphere. The latter is described in this paper, based on both American anti-imperial attitudes and actions while secondarily, showing the U.S. lacked the potential to be an imperial power when the Doctrine was declared in 1823. Focusing mainly on the United States, Britain, the rest of Europe and Latin America within this time period will be examined as well.

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The Monroe Doctrine: Openly Defensive

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

While the Monroe Doctrine is not thoroughly documented in today’s annals of history, it still provides controversy as a document that either defends American imperialism or forwards the American desire to keep out European influence in the Western Hemisphere. The latter is described in this paper, based on both American anti-imperial attitudes and actions while secondarily, showing the U.S. lacked the potential to be an imperial power when the Doctrine was declared in 1823. Focusing mainly on the United States, Britain, the rest of Europe and Latin America within this time period will be examined as well.