Read Chapters 9-10 and the Monroe Doctrine. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:
- The Monroe Doctrine became one of the crucial foundations of American foreign policy over the next century; what was the occasion for Monroe’s articulation of this doctrine, and what were the circumstances motivating its adoption?
- What reasons were used by Monroe to justify this foreign policy pronouncement, and how do they relate to arguments made during the revolutionary and early republic periods?
You are required to submit an initial posting that addresses the items above. You are also expected to respond to the posting of at least one other student. Your response should address why you agree/disagree with their posting.
Minimum word counts for this assignment are as follows: Initial Post = 200 words; Peer Response = 100 words. These are minimum word counts–you can write more. Be aware that only your answers count to the word counts (retyping questions into your post does not count toward the word count).
Be sure that you fully address the questions, providing detailed analysis and historical context. Do not cut-and-paste from sources, but instead use your own words to answer in both the initial post and peer response.