1823/2 CAPPED BUST 10C, LARGE E'S MS65+
LARGE E'S. GEM SATIN SURFACES. SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
After the wars that plagued the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, the United States took a firm stand against international interference in the form of the Monroe Doctrine. In his annual speech to Congress- on December 2, 1823- President James Monroe addressed the idea of international relations, interference by other countries, and U.S. intervention. Eponymously titled the Monroe Doctrine, this official decree ended all legality of foreign country influence on the Americas and declared American neutrality in all European wars. The doctrine was mostly the work of Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams, who decided upon an isolationist approach after several warning signs from the 1820s. At that time Britain had wanted to influence U.S. economic and political futures, Russia wanted an influence in the Alaskan Territory, and the government feared a colonial resurgence from Spain in Latin America. The doctrine put an end to all of this and included a law that required all foreign counties to stay out of the Americas along with the neutrality clause. This bore deep into the American values throughout the remainder of the nineteenth century and did not cease until the end of WWII. While it was the general ideal to avoid foreign wars, the United States did have to put its foot down to end Spanish influence in South America by declaring war on Spain in 1898. After this however, it was over one-hundred years before the America was able to assume its role as a major global super power.