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Events in History in December 1823

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Dec 2 US President James Monroe declares the "Monroe Doctrine" opposing European colonialism in the Americas, arguing any European political intervention in the New World would be a hostile act against the United States

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Dec 19 Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law in US
  • Dec 23 "Visit from St Nicholas" by C Moore published in Troy (NY) Sentinel