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Transcript of James Monroe
Title: James Monroe, 5th President of the United States
Author: Megan M. Gunderson
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
Place of Publication: 8000 West 78th Street, Edina, Minnesota
Copyright Year: 2009 Sources Website:
Article Title: James Monroe
Internet Address: millercenter.org
Date Accessed: 3-14-13, March 14, 2013. Before the Presidency
Education: The College of William and Mary.
Jobs Before Presidency: Lawyer
Date Born: April 28, 1758
Place Born: West-Moreland, Virginia
Married to: Elizabeth Kortright
Children: Eliza Kortright, James Spence, Maria Hester
Date Died: July 4, 1831
Place Died: Hollywood Cemetary, Richmond, Virginia
The Presidential Years The White House was burned down during the War of 1812. The Monroe family couldn't move until September 1817. Trouble on the border of Georgia and Florida! Spain controlled Florida at the time. Seminole Native Americans from Florida attacked U.S. towns! The Transcontinental Treaty was signed in 1819, saying that Spain couldn't control Florida anymore, and agreed to give Florida to the U.S. Monroe established the Monroe Doctrine saying that parts of Europe could not try to establish new colonies in North and South America. After the Presidency Why did Monroe leave office? He decided to not run for a third term.
What did he do after leaving office? He retired to Leesburg, Virginia, and worked for the University of Virginia. Becoming the President Number: 5th president of the United States
Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins
Terms Served: Two
Years Served: 1817-1825 James Monroe Interesting Facts James Monroe joined the American Revolution. His political party was: Democratic-Republican. He also served in the battle of German town.