Well, you might not have looked everywhere. Almost any question can be answered using Google, Yahoo!, Ask Jeeves, MSN, or another search engine of your choice. To solve this problem, we'll head to Google and enter "Monroe Doctrine" as our search term and click the "Search" button. Voila! The search results contain numerous links to Monroe Doctrine text and corresponding analyses. One very helpful link returned in Google's search results is the Monroe Doctrine link on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia containing a vast wealth of information. And best of all, it's free! The Monroe Doctrine was the idea presented by 5th President, James Monroe, stating that European Powers of Britain, Spain, France and Russia should not attempt to colonize the American continent. According to the White House Web site, WhiteHouse.gov, the original speech given by President Monroe did not actually take the name of "The Monroe Doctrine" until 1851, which was 20 years after his death. The doctrine has since been applied as justification for intervening in Latin American affairs.