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  James Monroe - MSN Encarta
Monroe was president during the “Era of Good Feelings.” It was called that because there were few political battles and his Democratic-Republican Party ruled almost unopposed.
He was responsible for the Monroe Doctrine, the principle that the United States would not tolerate new colonies in the western hemisphere or interference by outside powers in the internal affairs of nations in the western hemisphere.
James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758, one of the five children of Spence Monroe, a carpenter, and Elizabeth Jones Monroe.
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  James Monroe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth (1817–1825) President of the United States and author of the Monroe Doctrine.
Monroe's Presidency was marked by a disappearance of partisan politics, after the politically charged War of 1812, and came to be known as the Era of Good Feelings.
Monroe was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1782 and served in the Continental Congress 1783–1786.
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 Welcome to the James Monroe Foundation, ONLINE!
James Monroe spent his entire youth working the farm until he left for his education at The College of William and Mary.
Laurence Hoes, the great-great-grandson of James Monroe, had always hoped for the JMMF to acquire the farm and reconstruct the Monroe Family Home, barn and outbuildings as an interpretive venue highlighting the modest beginnings of a great U.S. President..
Protecting and preserving all resources associated with James Monroe's birth is beneficial for the enjoyment and education of the public.
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 The American Revolution (James Monroe)
Monroe was born in Westmoreland county, Va., on April 28, 1758, the son of a modest planter.
Monroe's role in the conflict was peripheral, because it was contrary to Republican doctrine for the executive to exert direct pressure on Congress.
Monroe's second term was rendered uncomfortable by the bitterness created by the Missouri debates and by the rivalry of the aspirants to succeed him as president.
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 James Monroe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
James Monroe's father was Spence Monroe, and his mother was Eliza, sister of Judge Joseph Jones, twice a delegate from Virginia to the Continental congress.
Monroe gained much popularity by the measures that he took for the protection of the capital and for the enthusiasm with which he prosecuted the war measures of the government Monroe had now held almost every important station except that of president to which a politician could aspire.
She married James Monroe in 1786, accompanied him in his missions abroad in 1794 and 1803, and while he was United States minister to France she effected the release of Madame de Lafayette, who was confined in the prison of LaForce, hourly expecting to be executed.
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 Welcome to The American Presidency
Monroe was born on Apr. 28, 1758, on his parents' small plantation in Westmoreland County, Va. An orphan at age 16, he was fortunate to have as his guardian a wealthy uncle, Joseph Jones, who turned the young man's attention toward law and politics.
Monroe soon began a steady accumulation of offices: member of the Virginia legislature (1782); delegate to the Continental Congress (1783–86); member of the Virginia ratifying convention (1788), where he opposed adoption of the new federal Constitution; U.S. senator from Virginia (1790–94); minister to France (1794–96); and governor of Virginia (1799–1802).
Monroe felt betrayed and unappreciated and was enough estranged from his colleagues to challenge Madison for the presidency in 1808.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: James Monroe
James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was the fourth (1809–1817) President of the United States.
Monroe appointed the following Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States: The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the U.S. and leads the judicial branch of the U.S. federal government.
James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 –; September 19, 1881) was the 20th President of the United States (1881), and the second U.S. President to be assassinated.
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 James Monroe Matter @ HillCountryArtists.com (Hill Country Artists)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth (1817 - 1825) President of the United States and author of the Monroe Doctrine.
Monroe was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1782,and then served in the Continental Congress from 1783-1786.
Upon leaving the White House after Monroe's presidency expired on March 4, 1825, James Monroe moved to live at Monroe Hill on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.
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 American President
James Monroe was the last American President of the “Virginia Dynasty” -- of the first five men who held that position, four hailed from Virginia.
James Monroe was born in 1758 to prosperous Virginia planters.
Monroe continued to serve his government in Europe, representing the United States as U.S. minister to Britain from 1803 to 1807, with a brief stint as special envoy to Spain in 1805.
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 World Almanac for Kids
MONROE, James (1758–1831), fifth president of the U.S. One of the founders of the Jeffersonian Republican party, Monroe served as minister to France and to Great Britain and as secretary of state under President James Madison.
Monroe was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1782.
Monroe welcomed the compromise that admitted Maine as a free state and excluded slavery in the Louisiana Territory north of 36° 30’.
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Monroe's daughter, Maria Monroe, was the first person ever to be married in the White House.
Monroe's inauguration in 1817 was the first to be held outdoors.
James Monroe was the first president to tour the country.
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 President James Monroe: Health & Medical History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Monroe's life was probably saved by the doctor who stopped the bleeding by sticking his index finger into the wound and applying pressure to the artery.
Monroe recovered from the wound in 11 weeks, but carried the bullet in his shoulder the rest of his life.
President Monroe was bedridden with a fever, probably malaria, in early 1818.
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 Monroe, James. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Monroe was elected to the Virginia legislature in 1782 and served (1783–86) in the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
Monroe and William Pinkney struggled to arrive at a commercial treaty to end the disputes between Great Britain and the United States over shipping, but they could get no concessions, and Jefferson did not even submit the treaty they drafted (1806) to the Senate for approval.
Although this declaration was as much the work of Monroe’s Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams, as of the President himself, the initiative for presenting it in the annual message to Congress was Monroe’s.
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 James Monroe
Executive summary: 5th President of the U.S. James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, was born on Monroe's creek, a tributary of the Potomac river, in Westmoreland county, Virginia, on the 28th of April 1758.
In passing over these matters Monroe and Pinkney had disregarded their instructions, and Jefferson was so displeased with the treaty that he refused to present it to the senate for ratification, and returned it to England for revision.
Monroe was married in 1786 to Elizabeth Kortwright (1768-1830) of New York, and at his death was survived by two daughters.
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 James Monroe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Monroe brought to his presidency a style that meshed well with this rancorless climate.
The most enduring legacy of his administration, however, was the Monroe Doctrine, which registered opposition to European meddling in the Western Hemisphere and ultimately became a keystone of American foreign policy.
The restrained coloring and brushwork in Monroe's portrait by John Vanderlyn testifies to the strong influence that French neoclassicism had on the artist during his years of study in Paris.
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 Explore DC: James Monroe
James Monroe was the last of our presidents with ties to the American Revolution, and one of its authentic heroes.
Few presidents were as well prepared for the office as Monroe: he was a member of the Continental Congress; a US Senator from Virginia; ambassador to both France and Great Britain, where he gained valuable experience in foreign policy and diplomacy; governor of Virginia; and served as secretary of state for six years under Madison.
The greatest and lasting achievement of the Monroe presidency is in international diplomacy, epitomized by the Monroe Doctrine (1823), which declared that the United States would not allow the European powers to interfere with the newly-independent nations of Latin America.
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 Presidents: James Monroe
James Monroe was born at Monroe's Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to a father of Scottish and a mother of Welsh descent.
From 1803-1807, Monroe was Minister to Great Britain, a job that he found increasingly difficult as he was not successful in convincing the British to abandon their policy of impressment of US citizens, the largest problem in US British relations.
Monroe's Presidency was once coined by a Boston newspaper as the "era of good feeling," and the term stuck.
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 Madsion Archives: Madison's Life: Presidency: James Monroe
Madison and Monroe were both born in the Northern Neck (as was Washington, and ancestors of many others, including Jefferson), and both spent their mature years on piedmont Virginia farms they loved, in Albemarle and Orange and Loudoun counties.
The Monroe Doctrine was part of Monroe's annual message to Congress in 1823, and reminds us that he, like Madison, modeled his annual messages on the form Washington had created — one of the many ways in which they both looked back to the first President for precedent where appropriate.
Monroe (then six-months pregnant with their first child) on their way from New York to Fredericksburg, where Monroe was setting up as a lawyer; with them in their travels was "Mr.
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 Welcome to the James Monroe Foundation, ONLINE!
The Foundation introduced the James Monroe Scholarship Award in the Spring of 2001 as part of a continuous effort to promote the life and legacy of James Monroe.
Monroe's tough and analytical prose was often dashed off in the heat of the battlefield, at the height of political conflict, or in the midst of diplomatic negotiations with a messenger waiting to take the missive to a packet ship about to set sail.
The 15th Annual James Monroe Lecture was held on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 7:30 p.m., in the Great Hall of the Mary Washington College Campus Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
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 James Monroe
Fearing centralization, Monroe opposed the adoption of the Constitution and, as senator from Virginia, was highly critical of the Hamiltonian program.
James Monroe - Monroe, James, 1758–1831, 5th President of the United States (1817–25), b.
The Monroe Doctrine - The Monroe Doctrine was announced in President James Monroe's message to Congress, during his...
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 Biography of James Monroe
Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1758, Monroe attended the College of William and Mary, fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Monroe made unusually strong Cabinet choices, naming a Southerner, John C. Calhoun, as Secretary of War, and a northerner, John Quincy Adams, as Secretary of State.
In foreign affairs Monroe proclaimed the fundamental policy that bears his name, responding to the threat that the more conservative governments in Europe might try to aid Spain in winning back her former Latin American colonies.
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 James Monroe "Munroe" Moore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
James Monroe Moore was born in 1849 in Tunnel Hill, Johnson County, Illinois to Elijah Moore and his wife Prudy Taylor Moore.
James Monroe "Munroe"2 Moore I (Elijah D. "Eli"1) was born April 12, 1850 in Tunnel Hill, Johnson County, Illinois, and died August 06, 1885 in Tunnel Hill, Johnson County, Illinois.
William Gardner3 Moore II (James Monroe "Munroe"2, Elijah D. "Eli"1) was born April 25, 1876 in Tunnel Hill, Johnson County, Illinois, and died October 06, 1957 in Tunnel Hill, Johnson County, Illinois.
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