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Monroe wrote a letter to Jefferson seeking foreign policy advice
Monroe wrote a letter to Jefferson seeking foreign policy advice

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The Monroe Doctrine

In October 1823, President Monroe was concerned about Spain reclaiming sovereignty in the Western Hemisphere. He asked former presidents Jefferson and Madison for advice. They told Monroe to join forces with Britain. However, Monroe's secretary of state, John Quincy Adams (who would later succeed Monroe as president), had another idea. Adams thought the United States should go it alone. Whose advice do you think Monroe followed?


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