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Resolved, That the Monroe Doctrine should be continued as part of the permanent foreign policy of the United States.
1. The Monroe Doctrine has been the subject of considerable
discussion in the past few years, A. In conferences which have convened for the special
study of our international relations. B. In the press, on the platform, and by the people, not
only in the United States, but also in Europe and
in Central and South America. C. It has been condemned by some and vigorously
reasserted by others as part of our foreign policy. II. The Monroe Doctrine, as formulated in President Monroe's
message of 1823, was the result of two circumstances. A. The claim of Russia to occupy territory in the North
west. B. The threatened intervention of the Holy Alliance
to restore to Spain her former South American
colonies. III. President Monroe's declaration was A. That the American continents were thereafter not to
be considered open to colonization by European
be regarded as unfriendly toward the United States. IV. It is generally admitted that the Doctrine has been extended
The acquisition of new territory. 2. Political intervention.
3. The extension of existing boundaries.
the interests of the United States.
I. Both reason and authority support the Monroe Doctrine
as part of our foreign policy. A. It is based on the right of self-defense which is
supported by international law. Nih B. It is also based on the duty of preserving the peace
and safety and the desirability of maintaining the
republican governments of our weaker neighbors.
ever since it was first stated.
by the executive branch of our Government.
Congress, every resolution relating to it has been
in its support.
or other affirmed it.
justification, beyond the limits set by Monroe is
velopment of the interests of the United States. F. It is not true that the Monroe Doctrine prevents Euro
pean Powers from enforcing their just claims against
behalf of their own interests or that of their