05 James Monroe

05 James Monroe

05 James Monroe

05 James Monroe
05 James Monroe

 
  • Term: 5th President of the United States (1817-1825)
  • Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-1825)
  • Born: April 28, 1758, Westmoreland County, Virginia
  • Nickname: "The Last Cocked Hat," "Era-of-Good-Feelings President"
  • Education: College of William and Mary (graduated 1776)
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Marriage: February 16, 1786, to Elizabeth Kortright (1768-1830)
  • Children: Eliza Kortright (1786-1835), James Spence (1799-1800), Maria Hester (1803-1850)
  • Career: Lawyer
  • Political Party: Democratic-Republican
  • Writings: Writings (7 vols., 1898-1903), ed. by S. M. Hamilton; Autobiography (1959), ed. by Stuart G. Brown and Donald G. Baker
  • Died: July 4, 1831, New York City, New York
  • Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

James Monroe Trivia:
Graduated College of William and Mary (1776) Secretary of State under Madison. Secretary of Was under Madison. Convention of 1818 fixed the boundary between the U.S. and British North America. In 1819 purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of $ 5 million in debts. On December 2, 1923 proclaimed the Monroe Doctrine, warning European powers not to interfere in U.S. affairs. First president to ride on a steamboat. First U.S. Senator to become president. First inaugural to be held outdoors. His daughter was the first to be married in the White House. The U.S. Marine ban played at his second inaugural and every inauguration since.


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