Tag: Democracy in America

Missouri Compromise

Map of Free and Slave States

Missouri Compromise Washington DC 06 March 1820 With the purchase of the Louisiana Territory and the application of Missouri for statehood, the long-standing balance between the number of slave states and the number of free states would be changed. Controversy arose within Congress over the issue of slavery. Congress adopted this legislation and admitted Missouri

Monroe Doctrine

A caricature of England and Germany responding to the Venezuelan Blockade.

Monroe Doctrine President James Monroe Washington DC 02 December 1823 The Monroe Doctrine was enunciated by President James Monroe in his annual message to Congress on the state of the union. “American continents…are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers…” At the time, the influence of Spain, France,