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Dusting off the Monroe Doctrine

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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 to try justify intensifying American involvement in Vietnam, a very unpopular war.

  Gaddis Smith. The Last Years of the Monroe Doctrine: 1945-1993. Macmillan Publishing. New York, N.Y. 1995. 113-160. 


Fred O Seibel


The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library