Cartoons and Images
Monroe Doctrine Political Cartoon
This political cartoon shows Uncle Sam representing America; he is a big part of the picture showing his power. In his hand, he is holding the Monroe Doctrine and it states "Hands Off." This is because it prevented Europe from forming any new colonies in the western hemisphere. It also stated that the United States would not get involved in European affairs. Additionally, The United States would not interfere with existing European colonies in the Western Hemisphere. It shows that the United States is "off limits" to the other countries.
Opinions on the Monroe Doctrine Cartoon
This cartoon shows another example of the Monroe Doctrine, but from both hemispheres. Europe wasn't allowed to further colonize, hence why they are asking why America is "off limits". There is a stop sign to also to symbolize a portion of the Monroe Doctrine.
America and the Western Hemisphere
This cartoon exemplifies America's relationships with other countries. "America" is talking to other countries such as Canada and Mexico. The countries he is talking to are in the western hemisphere again showing he wants nothing to do with the Europe. The cartoon shows America making an effort to have foreign relationships.
This map shows the ratio of the amount of free states to the amount of slave-holding states. The ratio was 11:11 so there was a balance of each one. When Missouri wanted to admit as a slave state, the government was worried that if there was an extra slave state, that would cause a precedent for an abundance in slavery. As a compromise, Maine was admitted as a free state. This would reset the balance between both types of states.