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Monroe Doctrine

(Encyclopedia) Monroe Doctrine, principle of American foreign policy enunciated in President James Monroe's message to Congress, Dec. 2, 1823. It initially called for an end to…

Doctrine of Signatures

(Encyclopedia) Doctrine of Signatures, the concept that the key to humanity's use of various plants was indicated by the form of the plant. The red sap of the bloodroot (…

The Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine was announced in President James Monroe's message to Congress, during his second term on Dec. 2, 1823, in part as follows: “In the discussions to which this interest has…

Brewer's: Geneva Doctrines

Calvinism. Calvin, in 1541, was invited to take up his residence in Geneva as the public teacher of theology. From this period Geneva was for many years the centre of education for the…

Brewer's: Malthusian Doctrine

That population increases more than the means of increasing subsistence does, so that in time, if no check is put upon the increase of population, many must starve or all be ill-fed.…

Brewer's: Monroe Doctrine

The American States are never to entangle themselves in the broils of Europe, nor to suffer the powers of the Old World to interfere in the affairs of the New; and they are to account any…

Flatland: Of the Doctrine of our Priests

by Edwin A. Abbott Concerning our PriestsOf the Doctrine of our Priests As to the doctrine of the Circles it may briefly be summed up in a single maxim, “Attend to your Configuration.“…