Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine


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On December 6, 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt submitted, in written form, his annual message to the Congress of the United States, which contained what came to be called the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. In that document Roosevelt wrote at length about many national problems, from railroad regulation to conservation of natural resources. When it came to foreign policy, however, he wrote several long paragraphs about the relations between the United States and its...