The Monroe Doctrine


US History The Early Republic The Monroe Doctrine
Students learn about U.S. foreign policy under Monroe, including the Monroe Doctrine and policies toward Florida.

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In this experience students learn about U.S. foreign policy under Monroe, including the Monroe Doctrine and policies toward Florida.

Students will work in small groups for scene 2 through scene 4.

Objective:

  • Explain U.S. foreign policy under Monroe, including the Monroe Doctrine and policies toward Florida.




James Monroe


Objective:

  • Explain U.S. foreign policy under Monroe, including the Monroe Doctrine and policies toward Florida.
Thomas Jefferson once said “Monroe was so honest that if you turned his soul inside out there would not be a spot on it.” James Monroe was more than just an honest man, he was a popular president who dealt with some challenging issues during his eight years as president of the United States.


In the table below, write about one of the challenges that Monroe faced as president. If someone has already listed a fact, try to think of something else to write.



Discuss with students some of their responses. Students’ answers might include dispute involving Missouri’s application for admission to the Union, dispute of slave vs. free states, decreased trade with Europe resulting in an economic depression, conflict between state and federal banks, settlers defaulting on loans used to purchase land in the westward territories, and state banks issuing too many bank notes that were of no value.


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