Monroe Doctrine Analysis Position Paper.
In 1820, there were many successful revolts of most of Spain's Latin American.
colonies, which caused a great diplomatic challenge for the newly elected President.
Monroe. With the growing spirit of nationalism in America, and many of the European.
countries wanting to reclaim their revolting Latin American colonies, Monroe was.
confused at to what should be done. Congress was pushing towards recognizing the new.
republics as nations independent from European control, while Monroe thought such a.
statement would ruin America's neutral and peaceful ties with Europe, and impede any.
negotiations with them. But with much deliberation and thought the Monroe Doctrine.
was issued by America in 1823 , and supported by Great Britain not to simply protect the.
democratic countries of Latin America from further colonization and political control by.
European countries, but purely for their own political and economical benefits.
For America, the Monroe Doctrine meant the establishment of stronger diplomatic.
ties with nations, and the reassurance to their right to more western territory. At the.
beginning of the decisions of issuing the Monroe doctrine, Congress argued that it was.
necessary for them to recognize these new republics, because they were simply following.
America's footsteps. It was also argued that if they did not protect the independent.
nations from European control, it would directly end up hurting American trade and.
territorial expansion. If their independence was not recognized, it would contradict the.
validity of America's own declaration of independence to the American people. Monroe.
hesitated to support these new country's independence, for his worry that it would hurt.
negotiations with Spain about acquiring Florida. But in 1821, the Florida treaty was.
passed, so Monroe agreed to the establishment of diplomatic ties with the Latin American.
republics. There was also the growing threat from Russia , who wanted to expand their.