Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.9c - Impact of the Monroe Doctrine

The student will apply social science skills to understand global interactions between 1800 to about 1900 by

c) describing the political and social challenges faced by Latin American nations, with emphasis on the Monroe Doctrine;

Adopted: 2015



The Monroe Doctrine was issued in 1823, alerting European powers that the American continents should not be considered for any future colonization.

Newly independent nations in Latin America had the challenge of coordinating their political and social systems.


Impact of the Monroe Doctrine

 The Monroe Doctrine was issued by President James Monroe in 1823.

 Latin American nations were acknowledged to be independent.

 The United States would regard as a threat to its own peace and safety any attempt by European powers to impose their system on any independent state in the Western Hemisphere.

 Newly independent Latin American nations had to assimilate European, African, and Native American cultures into one cohesive society.


Updated: Jun 01, 2018