December 2, 1823

On December 2, 1823, the President of the United States, James Monroe, outlined his doctrine that opposed European expansion in the Western Hemisphere. This became known as the Monroe Doctrine. The leaders of the indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere said Monroe’s doctrine had some really good points, but it was late by about three hundred years.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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