The Monroe Doctrine: National Or International?: The Problem and Its Solution

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915 - International law - 136 pages
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Page 13 - ... balance of power." It cannot be permitted to have any application on the North American continent, and especially to the United States. We must ever maintain the principle, that the people of this continent alone have the right to decide their own destiny. Should any portion of them, constituting an independent State, propose to unite themselves with our confederacy, this will be a question for them and us to determine, without any foreign interposition. We can never consent that European Powers...
Page 129 - I looked to Spain in the Indies; I called a new world into existence, to redress the balance of the old,' the effect was actually terrific.
Page 17 - There are certain essential points which must never be forgotten as regards the Monroe Doctrine. In the first place we must as a Nation make it evident that we do not intend to treat it in any shape or way as an excuse for aggrandizement on our part at the expense of the republics to the south.
Page 20 - Considering, therefore, that the United States possesses so very large a share of the intercourse with those islands, it is deemed not unfit to make the declaration that their Government seeks nevertheless no peculiar advantages, no exclusive control over the Hawaiian Government, but is content with its independent existence, and anxiously wishes for its security and prosperity.
Page 15 - The doctrine of no territory is the doctrine of no indemnity ; and if sanctioned, would be a public acknowledgment that our country was wrong, and that the war declared by Congress with extraordinary unanimity, was unjust, and should be abandoned — an admission unfounded in fact, and degrading to the national character.
Page 89 - Huerta has surrendered his usurped authority in Mexico; until it is understood on all hands, indeed, that such pretended governments will not be countenanced or dealt with by the government of the United States. We are the friends of constitutional government in America ; we are more than its friends, we are its champions...
Page 6 - ... to the United States. Similar appeals for aid and protection have been made to the Spanish and the English governments. While it is not my purpose to recommend the adoption of any measure with a view to the acquisition of the "dominion and sovereignty" over Yucatan ; yet, according to our established policy, we could not consent to a transfer of this "dominion and sovereignty," to either Spain, Great Britain, or any other European power.
Page 36 - There can be no certain prospect of peace in America until General Huerta has surrendered his usurped authority in Mexico; until it is understood on all hands, indeed, that such pretended governments will not be countenanced or dealt with by the Government of the United States.
Page 5 - I recommend to the consideration of Congress the seasonableness of a declaration that the United States could not see without serious inquietude any part of a neighboring territory iu which they have in different respects so deep and so just a concern pass from the hands of Spain into those of any other foreign power.
Page 27 - ... fate of so near a neighbor. We have always cherished the kindest wishes for the success of that Republic, and have indulged the hope that it might at last, after all its trials, enjoy peace and prosperity under a free and stable government. We have never hitherto interfered, directly or indirectly, with its internal affairs...

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