Written by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, the Monroe Doctrine laid out foreign policy for President James Monroe. This document marked a dramatic shift in the role the United States would play in the world, as it moved away from the isolationism fostered under George Washington and gradually pushed us into the limelight of, for now, the Western Hemisphere.
This document is a close read, meaning it can be used for a variety of reading assignments. Below are listed some of its functions:
- Warm Up
- Formative Assessment
- Part of a larger DBQ (Document Based Question)
The close read includes vocabulary words and definitions in bold, guiding questions, areas for the students to put the document pieces into their own words, and a teacher copy.