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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.



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



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



He fought and was wounded during the American Revolution



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.



Member of Continental Congress



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



United States Senator



Minister to France



Governor of Virginia



Minister to France and England



Helped to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase



Battle of Tippecanoe



Secretary of State (under Madison)



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



Secretary of War (under Madison)



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



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



Indian Removal Act
Oregon Trail opens



Nat Turner's revolt



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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