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Page of the Monroe Doctrine

This is a page of the orignial transcirption of the Monroe Doctrine.

Dusting off the Monroe Doctrine

Well lookie there, the Monroe Doctrine is getting a dusting! How nice, since it hadn’t been paid any attention over these last few years. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who took office after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, seems to think the Monroe Doctrine could be of use to him. As president, Johnson used the Monroe Doctrine…

Monroe's Wisdom

President Lyndon B. Johnson doesn’t look so well. Though he is appealing to a portrait of Monroe for advice, it doesn’t look like the President is finding what he seeks. In fact, Johnson was elevating American involvement in the Vietnam War, a very unpopular war with the public. He tried to use the policies in the Monroe Doctrine to…

America and It's Aggressors

Are the policies upheld by the Monroe Doctrine buried under Red Cuba? Bruce Russell seems to think so. After the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, many Americans thought that the U.S. did not take as much action as they should to prevent Soviet Communism from taking a hold in Cuba.

As part of the Monroe Doctrine, the U.S. foreign policy concerning…

Temporizing and Tolerance

April 23, 1961. The United States has had enough. They have put up with the Russians in Cuba long enough. It’s time for action. After the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of April 17-19 1961, the United States was ready to put on it’s butt-kicking Monroe Doctrine boots. The Doctrine upheld the ideals of US foreign policy with stressed no…

Yes Jim, They've Made Alot of Changes

Yes Jim, They’ve Made Alot of Changes “Yes Jim, They’ve Made Alot of Changes,” President Lincoln laments to President James Monroe. Here L.D. Warren is commenting on the fact that John F. Kennedy is considered somewhat lax in upholding U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, laid out in the Monroe Doctrine, which stressed no…

Still Pinned Down Right There

In the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy was criticized heavily for not taking more aggressive action in Cuba. Many politicians as well as the public felt that by not taking it upon himself to be in charge of a more aggressive campaign against communism in Cuba, Kennedy was abandoning the principles set out in the…

No Attempt to Rescue

Are the policies upheld by the Monroe Doctrine buried under Red Cuba? Bruce Russell seems to think so. After the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, many Americans thought that the U.S. did not take as much action as they should to prevent Soviet Communism from taking a hold in Cuba. As part of the Monroe Doctrine, the U.S. foreign policy concerning…

Visiting Day

In March of 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited Central America and conferred with several Presidents and political leaders from the area for three days. The result was the Declaration of Central America where leaders pledged to work together to establish a unified economy in the area and combat propaganda and false promises from Communist…

Monroe Didn't Forsee the Frogman

Nikita Khrushchev here is depicted as a Frogman, which was a WWII term for someone who is trained in scuba diving in a military or combat capacity. A “Monroe Doctrine” flag is seen flying above a ship in the background. This refers to the fact that President Kennedy was using the Monroe Doctrine as a justification for action in Cuba at…