Born: April 28, 1758, Died: July 4, 1831 Westmoreland County, Virginia
James had 7 siblings in all. 5 brother and 2 sisters. His father was named Spence Monroe. He was a planter and carpenter. His mother was Elizabeth Jones Monroe she didn’t have a job and died when James Monroe was 16 years old. They were a very poor family. He was tutored, but enrolled at Campbelltown Academy when he turned 16. His father, Spence passed away (1774). He enrolled at the college of William and Mary for a higher education but soon dropped out to join the rebellion against King George. He became a part of the continental army and fought in the battles of Lexington and Concord. He discontinued his war efforts and studied law under the guidance of Thomas Jefferson.
Schooling- Home schooled until the age of 16 when he was enrolled in campbelltown academy
Political party: Democratic- Republican party believed a strong national government would weaken the state's power, but believed a strong constitution needed to be in place.
James Monroe purchased Florida from Spain, extended the country's territory into the Pacific Northwest, helped control sectional tensions and asserted the primacy of the United States in the Western Hemisphere.Number President- 5
Two terms 1817-1825
Monroe Doctrine - stated that newly independent states would no longer tolerate the powers’ of Europe interfere with the nations in the western hemisphere. Legacy (overall positive or negative impact on history, did people like him?) He was president during the era of good feelings and he had a positive effect. One of his biggest things was the monroe doctrine. He was one of the most qualified men to assume the office.
His favorite food was spoon bread.
His favorite color was green.
His hobbies included riding and hunting.
He was the third president to die on July 4th.
“Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all- liberty!”
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