Monroe Doctrine Dbq

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The Monroe Doctrine was a major factor in shaping the United States and its involvement with other countries from Europe and in the Western Hemisphere. The doctrine was the result of a few diplomatic problems. “The first was the minor clash with Russia concerning the northwest coast of North America. In this quarrel, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams expressed the principle that the American continents were no longer to be considered as a field for colonization by European powers“("Monroe Doctrine.") The Monroe Doctrine initially called for an end to any intervention in the Americas by European countries, but the doctrine was later expanded to include all of the Western Hemisphere. The doctrine also stated that the United States would not

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