James monroe's father was a carpenter and a farmer and he died when James was 16 causing James to take care of his younger siblings. He is wealthy because his mother, Nelly Conway, had a father who was a rich tobacco merchant.
James Monroe enrolled in college at the College of William and Mary. However is education was cut short due to the revolutionary war.
jobs before presidency
lawyer, political theorist, U.S. congressman, secretary of state under Jefferson
James Monroe wanted to strengthen the American foreign policy. He was the 5th president. James monroe was elected for the first time in 1817 and served in office for 8 years.
Impact and legacy
the Monroe Doctrine and he wanted to warn European countries against further colonization. He also helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase