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James Monroe Timeline


Short Biography of President James Monroe
Lifespan: 1758 - 1831
Born on April 28th, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
James Monroe died on July 4, 1831 in New York
Fifth President of America - Age at Inauguration - 58 years old - His term in office was from 1817 to 1825
Political Party - Democratic-Republican from Virginia

Why was James Monroe famous?
James Monroe was famous as the fifth President of the United States of America and the "Monroe Doctrine." which stated that the United States would not allow European interference in the Western Hemisphere.

The next US President was John Quincy Adams.
 

1758

 

Born on April 28th, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia

 

 

Educated at the William and Mary College and became a Soldier, Politician and Statesman

1775–83

 

He fought and was wounded during the American Revolution

1775–83

 

He fought and was wounded during the American Revolution,the American War of Independence, led by George Washingtonwas fought between Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.

1783-86

 

Member of Continental Congress

1786

 

James Monroe married Elizabeth Kortright on February 16, 1786, in New York. They had 3 children.

1790-94

 

United States Senator

1794-96

 

Minister to France

1799-1802

 

Governor of Virginia

1803-07

 

Minister to France and England

1803

 

Helped to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase

1811

 

Battle of Tippecanoe

1811-17

 

Secretary of State (under Madison)

1812

 

The War of 1812 which has also been called the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain

1814-15

 

Secretary of War (under Madison)

1817

 

He became the fifth President of America in 1817 and served for 8 years until 1825

1817 - 1818

 

The First Seminole War when American slave owners travelled to Spanish Florida in search of runaway African slaves and Seminole Indians who had been trading weapons with the British in the War of 1812

1823

 

James Monroe implemented the Monroe Doctrine in 1823 which declared against foreign colonization or intervention in the Americas.

1830

 

Indian Removal Act
Oregon Trail opens

1831

 

Nat Turner's revolt

1831

 

James Monroe died of debility, most likely tuberculosis at the age of 73, caught after the onset of a cold, and died on July 4, 1831 in New York.

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