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A New Nation
(1776-1830)

Monroe Doctrine

A New Nation<BR>(1776-1830)
A New Nation
(1776-1830)


Monroe Doctrine
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.17

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    happening, alliance, align, helping, dealing, military, freedom, power, regain, trade, navy, support, country, hundred, against, join
     content words:    United States, Latin America, James Monroe, Monroe Doctrine


Monroe Doctrine
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     Americans were very happy when other countries started to win their freedom. The president wasn't happy. He was worried. These new countries had won their freedom from bigger countries in Europe. The president was afraid of what these bigger countries would do.
 
2     In 1815, four countries in Europe joined together. They made an alliance. They planned to stop any fighting that started near their countries. They also talked about helping Spain. They would even help Spain get some of the colonies back. Many of these colonies had already won their freedom.
 
3     Britain was also worried. It worried about the trading that they did with other countries. Britain was sure their trade would be hurt if Spain took over its colonies again. They thought the United States should join them. They would help the colonies in Latin America.
 
4     James Monroe was president at the time. He did not join with Britain. He made a bold move in 1823. He made a statement about how the United States would treat the colonies. This was called the Monroe Doctrine.
 
5     Monroe said many things. He said the United States would not bother the countries in Europe. He also said that the United States would not bother any colonies. He also warned the countries in Europe. He told them to not try to regain control of any country that had won its freedom.

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