In Conclusion

All in all, the Monroe Doctrine held great interests and benefits for the United States in regards to relations with Latin American countries. The Monroe Doctrine paved the way for the United States to set up a protectorate for Cuba, take most of the Western territory in Mexico, become most favored with Gran Colombia, and allow trade between New York and California by allowing the British to control the Falkland Islands. The Monroe Doctrine was meant to prevent any interventional attempts from other nations, but it achieved much more. The Monroe Doctrine was the United States’ way of declaring exceptionalism and uniqueness above all nations. Not only did the Monroe Doctrine make America a stronger and more stable country, but it also helped obtain ideological beliefs, economic goals, and the expansion of territory.

Monroe Doctrine Cartoon

An early 20th century American cartoon on the Monroe Doctrine, proclaimed by President James Monroe in his message to Congress on December 2, 1823.

In Conclusion