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International Law The Doctrine of Discovery: The International Law of Colonialism US Law Fletcher v. Peck, 10 US 87 (1810) Johnson v. McIntosh, March 10, 1823 The Monroe Doctrine, December 2, 1823 The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, December 6, 1904 Tee-Hit-Ton v. The United States. US, 348 US 272 (1955) City of Sherrill,…

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Statement on the Historical Use of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery by the United States Supreme Court Since 1823

Statement on the Historical Use of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery by the United States Supreme Court Since 1823 By Joseph J. Heath, Esq. Onondaga Nation General Counsel. May 24, 2014 This paper has been prepared for the May 24, 2014 conference, entitled: “Doctrine of Christian Discovery: After Repudiation, What Next?”. The purpose of this paper…

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Monroe Doctrine

Historic Documents The Monroe Doctrine Excerpts from President James Monroe’s seventh annual message to Congress, December 2, 1823: At the proposal of the Russian Imperial Government, made through the minister of the Emperor residing here, a full power and instructions have been transmitted to the Minister of the United States at St. Petersburgh to arrange,…

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Roosevelt Corollary

The Monroe Doctrine and the Roosevelt Corollary The Monroe Doctrine, put forth in 1823 by President James Monroe, called for an end to European intervention in the American continents (both north and south). This applied only to independent governments in the Americas however, not to areas that were colonies at that time. In what came…

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Johnson v. McIntosh
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Key Excerpts: “The Indians were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion; but their rights to complete sovereignty, as independent nations, were necessarily diminished, and . . . Discovery gave exclusive…

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