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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/16/11 US-Latin American Relations 18th and 19th Century Origins 5/16/11 Spain and the US  1811: No -Transfer Resolution ordered occupation of West Florida, on the grounds that Spain could not control insurrections (U.S. Settlers), and there was a need to prevent foreign occupation  1819: Adams-Onis Treaty led to the annexation of Spanish Florida  1822: President Monroe recognized the independence from Spain of new, sovereign states. 5/16/11 5/16/11 The Monroe Doctrine  1823: President James Monroe declared to the US Congress:  “The American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers....”  Three main concepts of the doctrine: separate spheres of influence for the Americas and Europe non-colonization non-intervention.  Originally motivated by fears of Russian expansion into Oregon 5/16/11 Manifest Destiny  John L. O’Sullivan, 1845:  “Our manifest destiny [is] to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions.”  The widespread belief in US led American citizens to support expansion at the expense of Spain and Mexico.  1836: Popular Support for 5/16/11 Continental Ambitions  California will, probably next fall away from...Mexico...imbecile and distracted...The Anglo- Saxon foot is already on its borders....All this without agency of our government, without responsibility of our people--in the natural flow of events, the spontaneous working of principles.... Democratic Review , 1845  Have not results in Mexico taught the invincibility of American arms?...The North Americans will spread out far beyond their present bounds. They will encroach again and again upon their neighbors. New territories will be planted, declare their independence, and be annexed. We have New Mexico and California! We will have Old Mexico and Cuba! The isthmus cannot arrest--nor even the Saint Lawrence!! ... A hundred states will grow up where now exists but thirty. DeBow's Commercial Review , 1848 5/16/11 British Power Sustained  Despite the aims of the US to become a hemispheric power, Britain retained influence over Latin America....
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