"There is a homely old adage which runs, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” If
the American Nation will speak softly, and yet build, and keep at a pitch of the highest training a
thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far."
--Theodore Roosevelt, 1901
Briefly explain the main point made by the quote from Theodore Roosevelt.
How was having a strong navy instrumental in defeating Spain the in the Spanish-