President Theodore Roosevelt Corollary The Monroe Doctrine Of Latin America

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President Theodore Roosevelt 's self-assured approach to Latin America and the Caribbean has often the been considered as the "big Stick", and his policy came to be known as the Roosevelt Corollary the Monroe Doctrine.

Although the President Monroe Doctrine of 1823 was essentially passive by the 20th century a more confident United States was willing to take on the role of regional policeman. In the early 1900s Roosevelt grew concerned that a crisis between Venezuela and its creditors could spark an invasion of that nation by European powers. The Roosevelt Corollary of December 1904 stated that the United Province would intervene as a last resort to ensure that other nation in the Western Hemisphere fulfilled their obligation to international

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