HS.H1.1 Explain the process of state-building, expansion, and dissolution.
I can examine the impacts of land acquisitions and social reforms on the United States throughout the early 1800s.
Use the link - Spotlight on a Primary Source by James Monroe
Read the Introduction and the Excerpt that was known as the Monroe Doctrine.
President Monroe wrote of the importance of maintaining cordial relations with European nations. He used phrases such as “sentiments the most friendly” and the need “to cultivate friendly relations.” Yet he also noted that if the Europeans made “any attempt to extend their system” to the Western Hemisphere, it would be viewed as a provocative action. Why did James Monroe include these vastly different comments?