I cannot find the answer to this question, or even any part of it:

In the Monroe Doctrine, What countries was Monroe specifically addressing? What might the threat be from each of the four?

My guess is that Britain is one because they could colonize America again. Maybe France but I'm not sure. But could anyone help me out or give some links with information? It would be very helpful


especially this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_doctrine

Be sure to read this through carefully. Then think -- which Eurpoean nations were the ones who had practiced colonization in the Americas (the western hemisphere)? Those are the primary ones he's addressing, although it's not limited to just those.

What do you think?


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The first two paragraphs names the four nations that appeared to be somewhat of a threat to us and in our plans for territorial expansion.

You could in reality think of the major powers that were competitors in gaining territory and establishing colonies in the New World.The exception is Portugal.

Please also note that these four powers did not take our warning seriously, nor did we take it seriously by ourselves for many years. You will come across the Monroe Doctrine and its interpretations later this school year when you study the US expansionist policies in the Western Hemisphere beginning in the 1890s.

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Sure, I can help you with that. The Monroe Doctrine, announced by President James Monroe in 1823, was a policy that aimed to assert U.S. influence in the Western Hemisphere and oppose European colonization or intervention in the Americas. It consisted of two main components: non-colonization and non-intervention.

Regarding the countries specifically addressed in the Monroe Doctrine:

1. Great Britain: Although initially concerned that they might use their naval power to regain former colonies, the United States did not explicitly address Britain in the doctrine. However, British support for the principles of the Monroe Doctrine was crucial in establishing its credibility.

2. France: At the time of the doctrine's announcement, France was ruled by Napoleon Bonaparte, who had a history of seeking to expand French influence. While France was not explicitly mentioned in the Monroe Doctrine, it indirectly addressed European powers like France, warning against any new colonization efforts.

It's important to note that the primary focus of the Monroe Doctrine was on the newly independent Latin American nations that were struggling to maintain their independence from Spain and faced the potential threat of European re-colonization. The doctrine aimed to support these nations and establish the United States as the dominant power in the region.

To find more detailed information and historical context, I suggest conducting a search on reliable academic sources, such as journal articles or websites affiliated with reputable educational institutions or libraries. You can use search engines like Google Scholar or databases like JSTOR or ProQuest. Additionally, websites like history.state.gov and britannica.com often provide comprehensive information on historical topics.

Remember to critically evaluate sources and cross-reference information to ensure accuracy and objectivity.