The Monroe Doctrine: The Cornerstone of American Foreign by Edward J Renehan Jr

By Edward J Renehan Jr

In 1823, President James Monroe expressed his opinion to Congress that eu powers shouldn't be accredited to intervene within the affairs of the sovereign states of the Americas. even if, the U.S. didn't keep on with the phrases of its personal coverage. This paintings is acceptable for college kids looking to know about the categorical info in the back of this coverage.

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He continued: As the expression of their good opinion of my conduct in the public service, I derive from it a gratification which those who are conscious of having done all that they could to merit it can alone feel. My sensibility is increased by a just estimate of the importance of the trust and of the nature and extent of its duties, with the proper discharge of which the highest interests of a great and free people are intimately connected. Conscious of my own deficiency, I cannot enter on these duties without great anxiety for the result.

I pray this war puts us—in perception if not in reality—on an equal footing with the powers of Europe,” Madison wrote. He continued: It will give meaning to the American blood spilled if, after all this, the royals and republicans of the old continent recognize us as a force to be contemplated and calculated: an authority not to be ignored. I pray, for my own good, for this result—for some positive impact. Otherwise I rue the day when I shall go to my maker and have to look him in the eye. There must be meaning to the many graves: the graves in the ground and the graves in the wide and anonymous sea.

To complicate matters, Adams and Monroe suspected that the Spanish—from their eastern Florida base, and with subtle encouragement from Great Britain—had been arming Seminole tribesmen and encouraging their incursions into southern Georgia. It was because of this that, in March 1818, General Andrew Jackson led his troops into Spanish Florida, seized the Spanish bastion at Pensacola, and, in late April, put to death two British traders suspected of inspiring the Seminole tribesmen to their crimes—an action roundly condemned by Luis de Onís y Gonzales, Spain’s minister to the United States.

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