How Did The Monroe Doctrine Influence Manifest Destiny

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The Monroe Doctrine and the ideology of Manifest Destiny played a significant role in the U.S. policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean in the nineteenth century to the early twentieth century through Imperialism. The Monroe Doctrine and the Manifest Destiny was the byproduct of the Imperialistic system. Imperialism aimed to control over a territory, population, and resources to gain economic benefits and to gain political strength through military tactics. The Monroe doctrine and the Manifest Destiny was an oxymoron with American democratic values. The Monroe doctrine and the Manifest Destiny greatly influenced the outcome of the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War and the Panama Canal with the backing of American corporations. Manifest Destiny was created as an ideology to strengthen the United States interest in westward expansion through the Monroe Doctrine. The Americans believed that it was their destiny from god himself to occupy South Canada to the lower Americas. Yet, Manifest Destiny only included a white doctrine supremacy. The religious origins of Manifest …show more content…

After the Spanish-American war, American send troops to stabilize Panama. It resulted with the Hay-Herran treaty. It authorized the United States to build a canal in Panama. Yet, Columbia refused the United States claim in Panama since Panama still belonged them. Thus, United States encouraged the Political rivalry between Bureau-Varilla and Columbia. There was uprising in Panama and the United States intervened while the United States blocked Columbia’s attempt to defend and protect Panama from American interests. Thus, Panama became a de facto to a U.S. colony. The Panama Canal represented how Imperialism was to be achieved by naval power and access to other economic resources in Asia by the justification of Manifest Destiny and the Monroe

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