Explain the “American System” and its benefits.

  • 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?

 

Using a minimum of 150 words, address the following:

  • Explain the “American System” and its benefits.