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James Monroe

James Monroe

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Order:5th President
Term of Office:March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1825
Followed:James Madison
Succeeded by:John Quincy Adams
Date of BirthApril 28, 1758
Place of Birth:Westmoreland County, Virginia
Date of Death:July 4, 1831
Place of Death:New York City, New York
First Lady:Elizabeth Kortwright Monroe[?]
Occupation:lawyer
Political Party:Democratic-Republican
Vice President:Daniel D. Tompkins

James Monroe (April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831) was the fifth (1817-1825) President of the United States. He is credited with the development of the Monroe Doctrine.

His parents Spence Monroe (c. 1727-1774) and Elizabeth Jones (born c. 1729) were well-to-do farmers.

In 1802, then-president Thomas Jefferson sent Monroe to Paris to assist in the negotiations of the Louisiana Purchase.

Monroe's presidency was later labeled "The Era of Good Feeling", in part because partisan politics were almost nonexistent. The Federalist Party had died out, the Whig Party had not yet risen, and practically every politician belonged to what is now known as the Democratic Party. Monroe, the last American Revolutionary War veteran to serve as president, was almost uncontested in his two elections.

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Preceded by:
James Madison
Presidents of the United States Succeeded by:
John Quincy Adams



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