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Transcript of James Monroe
Westmoreland County, Virginia
Married to: Elizabeth Kortright
Date and place died: July 4, 1831, age 73 at New York City
Education: He entered the collage of William and Mary for two years before he went to fight in the American Revolution
Jobs before President: Monroe was a Lawyer, senter, and diplomat
Number: Fifth President
Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins
Terms served: two
Years served: 1817-1825 The Presidential Years and After Fun facts and Sources Fun facts:
_ the president's house was burned during the war of 1812.
_ He fought in the American Revolution and on December 25, he crossed the Delaware River with General George Washington. Monroe was holding the flag.
Title: James Monroe 5th president of the United States
Author: Megan M. Gunderson
Copyright Year: 2009 There was trouble on the border between Georgia and Florida. Spain was controlling Florida and runaway slaves and Native Americans attached U.S. towns so Monroe sent Genrel Andrew Jackson to stop the attacks.
Americans begun to argue about slavery so on March 6, 1820 James Monroe signed the Missouri Comprise which admitted Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state.
Monroe gave one of his most famous speeches which is The Monroe Doctrine. The Monroe Doctrine is one of his most important elements of his presidency. It said North and South America were free and Europe should not try to establish new colonies there.
After his presidential years he chose nor to run again. After leaving office he moved to Oak Hill and became a regent of the University of Virginia.