The Monroe doctrine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The Monroe doctrine (Politics) a policy enunciated by President Monroe (Message, Dec. 2, 1823), the essential feature of which is that the United States will regard as an unfriendly act any attempt on the part of European powers to extend their systems on this continent, or any interference to oppress, or in any manner control the destiny of, governments whose independence had been acknowledged by the United States.
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Usage

In literature:

But to the Yankee nothing excepting the Monroe Doctrine is sacred, and the unsopped watch-dogs of the press bite right and left, unmuzzled.
"In Search of the Unknown" by Robert W. Chambers
The Monroe Doctrine was not yet born.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
The United States would mind their own business because the Monroe doctrine would avail but little without troops to back it up.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
Then there was the Monroe Doctrine.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
It will be said, of course, that America is competent to take care of itself and its Monroe doctrine in the future as in the past.
"An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation" by Thorstein Veblen
The Monroe Doctrine is like a red rag to a bull to every German.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
That was the Monroe Doctrine, the officers said.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
The "Monroe Doctrine" became, and remains to-day, the corner-stone of American foreign policy.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Even the Monroe Doctrine did not bring on a clash.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
Florida was bought for five millions, the Monroe Doctrine exploited, and several States added to the Union.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
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In news:

Beginning with the Monroe Doctrine--and extending through countless invasions, occupations, and covert operations--Washington has considered the region its backyard.
The Marilyn Monroe Doctrine There was a time when those who targeted Americans paid a price.
Exit the Monroe Doctrine .
Non-intervention and the Monroe doctrine .
The Monroe Doctrine (Local Scoreboard for May 16th).
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