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Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

What does Theodore Roosevelt propose in his 1904 message to congress that became known as the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine and why does he believe the Monroe Doctrine no longer suffices? How does Roosevelt respond to charges of land hunger and imperialism? How does he justify the expansion of America's international role?

The Monroe Doctrine had been expressed by President James Monroe in 1823. In it he declared that European nations should no longer interfere in affairs in North and South America. Specifically this applied to European interference in independent nations rather than colonial possessions. The timing of his declaration infuriated the Europeans because he chose to make this declaration only a few months after numerous South American countries declared their independence.

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The Monroe Doctrine had been expressed by President James Monroe in 1823. In it he declared that European nations should no longer interfere in affairs in North and South America. Specifically this applied to European interference in independent nations rather than colonial possessions. The timing of his declaration infuriated the Europeans because he chose to make this declaration only a few months after numerous South American countries declared their independence.

In December 1905 in a message to Congress, Teddy Roosevelt introduced a variation on the Monroe Doctrine that ...

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This solution discusses the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. Specifically what did TR propose in his 1904 speech to Congress? Why did he believe the Monroe Doctrine was no longer sufficient to regulate foreign affairs in the Western Hemisphere? Over 400 words of original text.

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