The Monroe Doctrine: Whose Doctrine Was It?

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Was James Monroe the sole contributor of the Monroe Doctrine? Young scholars study the doctrine and cite evidence to show contributions of John Quincy Adams and Thomas Jefferson in its formulation.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a unit on early American foreign policy
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a larger series on the Monroe Doctrine
Pros

  • Provides several lesson extensions
  • Allows class members to discuss the nuances of historical interpretation
Cons

  • None