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The Monroe Doctrine
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
  • From the Series: Milestones in American History
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791093530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9353-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 327.7304
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128

Summary

In 1823, President James Monroe expressed his opinion to Congress that European powers should not be permitted to interfere in the affairs of the sovereign states of the Americas. However, in a bit of a twist, the United States did not follow the terms of its own policy. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt added the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, which effectively allowed the United States to intervene in Latin American affairs and made the region part of its sphere of influence. Students seeking to learn about the specific details behind this influential policy should look no further than The Monroe Doctrine: The Cornerstone of American Foreign Policy, one of the insightful titles from the Milestones in American History series.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Chronology. Timeline. Bibliography. Further reading. Footnotes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Edward J. Renehan Jr. is the author of Dark Genius of Wall Street, The Kennedys at War, The Lion's Pride, The Secret Six, and John Burroughs: An American Naturalist. He has appeared on C-SPAN, the History Channel, and PBS, and contributes to American Heritage and other national publications.

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