The Presidents of the USA

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James Monroe
1817-1825


picture of President James Monroe
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birthplace

Monroe Hall, VA

birthday

April 28

Life

1758-1831

age

OFC:58 , d. 73

party

Democratic-Republican

presidency highlights

Landmark American foreign policy: the Monroe Doctrine

nickname:

The Last Cocked Hat

vice-president:

Daniel Tompkins
picture of President James Monroe

previous office

Secretary of War

key background fact:

A principal aid and very close to the two previous presidents

occupation

Plantation Owner, Lawyer

military service

Major of the Continental Army, wounded in the battle of Trenton

children

2:     2 girls

wife:

Elizabeth “Eliza” Kortright (1786)

height

6' 0'' / 1.83 m

higher education

College of William and Mary

religion

Episcopalian

 

quote

"Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!"

actions & events

  • 1819 Florida ceded to US
  • 1820 Missouri Compromise Slavery forbidden abv 36° 30'
  • 1820 In the election he received every electoral vote except one.

economy

  • 1819 Panic of 1819 (too much land speculation)

foreign affairs

  • 1823 Monroe Doctrine
  • 1818 49th parallel set as the border with Canada.
  • 1818 Russo-American Treaty: Russia out of Oregon

military activity

  • 1817 1st Seminole war against Seminole Indians in Florida. Jackson in action.

unique facts

  • The first president to have been a U.S. senator.
  • His inauguration was the first to be held outdoors
  • The last president who was a Founding Father.

interesting

Holds the flag in the painting the crossing of Delaware river.
Died on 4th July like John Adams and T.Jefferson.

military activity

  • 1817 1st Seminole war against Seminole Indians in Florida. Jackson in action.

Legacy

His presidency contributed to national defense and security. The Monroe Doctrine became a landmark in American foreign policy. His time in office was called the "Era of Good Feeling".

Monroe doctrine cartoon

Monroe doctrine cartoon