Should the US have approved the Roosevelt Corollary?
To answer that question we first have to understand what the Roosevelt Doctrine was. The Roosevelt Doctrine was to allow the United States to intervene in any political issues in smaller countries like the Caribbean. The U.S. would intervene if the countries were unable to pay there debts. In my opinion they should have approved this corollary. It was very fair. The U.S. would intervene with countries, but only if the U.S. was needed. The U.S. wouldn’t intervene without reason, only if necessary. Roosevelt made this Corollary because he believed that the U.S. had a moral mandate to enforce proper behavior among the nations of Latin America. The Doctrine had originally been meant to keep European nations out of Latin America but was used for something different. It was used for U.S. intervention in Latin America. A lot of the people in the U.S. liked and supported the doctrine. For the most part the European countries were supportive as well. Some opposition however came from congressional democrats. They were motivated by principal and politics. The Europeans even though supportive, some thought that the U.S. should be watched carefully. When the doctrine was revised there wasn’t much immediate response to it from Latin America. As time passed and the U.S. intervened in Latin America the doctrine eventually became hated and resented. I feel that the doctrine was really good up to a point but I feel like the U.S. took advantage of Latin America because of it which wasn’t good.