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Monroe Doctrine: Primary Documents in American History

Digital Collections

The Library of Congress website contains a variety of digital materials related to the Monroe Doctrine, including manuscripts, government documents, images, and newspaper articles. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

Congressional Publications

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Copies of President James Monroe's Seventh Annual Message to Congress, which contains the Monroe Doctrine, can be found in the Annals of Congress, Senate Journal, and House Journal.

Historic Newspapers

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James Monroe Papers

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Photos, Prints, and Drawings

Thomas Jefferson Papers

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