Students learned about the Monroe Doctrine (written in 1823) today. This document isn't well known but should be because it sets the American foreign policy course to this day. We spent some time in class discussing how we are the peacekeepers and police force for the world and listed many examples where this was the case. Tomorrow the students will decide if America should take on this role.
This discussion was another great opportunity to integrate 20th and 21st century history into our curriculum.