Monroe Doctrine Not Involved in the Santo Domingo Affair

Title

Monroe Doctrine Not Involved in the Santo Domingo Affair

Subject

The need for the Monroe Doctrine in modern times.

Description

This newspaper article illustrates the changing times, questioning the evolving applicatiions and the very need for the Monroe Doctrine. Weightman argues that the Monroe Doctrine became a part of U.S. foreign policy to protect newly independent nations in the western hemisphere from European powers, but now, all nations of the western hemisphere were established and were self-sufficient, eliminating the need for the policy. The article clearly states that "learned lawyers in Congress insist that the United States is not required by traditional policy to help republics out of its financial difficulties." This was not a popular opinion at the time, but it was an opinion that was beginning to spread among U.S. citizens.

Creator

Richard Weightman

Source

Chicago Daily Tribune

Publisher

ProQuest

Date

February 18, 1905

Language

English

Type

Newspaper

Files

Monroe Doctrine not involved.pdf
Date Added
November 28, 2016
Citation
Richard Weightman, “Monroe Doctrine Not Involved in the Santo Domingo Affair,” HST 325 - U.S. Foreign Relations to 1914 (MSU), accessed May 28, 2020, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/usforeignrelations/items/show/281.