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James Monroe

James Monroe was the nation's fifth president. He was president during the Era of Good Feelings. He was also the last of the Democratic-Republican presidents.


James Monroe: American Statesman
James Monroe is most famous for the Monroe Doctrine. He was also a very popular president who had experience fighting in the Revolutionary War and helping secure the Louisiana Purchase. Find out more about this famous Virginian who helped shape the history and future of the United States in this fun, illustrated article.

The Monroe Doctrine
The Monroe Doctrine is an American Government policy statement of nonintervention that has had wide-ranging if sporadic enforcement and uses since it was introduced.

White House Biography
Start with the basics: This White House biography gives you all the highlights of both terms Monroe served.

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

The American President: James Monroe
This companion site to the PBS television special of the same name goes more in-depth to give you a well-rounded picture of the fifth president of the United States.

James Monroe
This ThinkQuest site has a good table of events that happened during Monroe's presidency, as well as a complete listing of his Cabinet members.

Portrait of James Monroe
See what the man looked like by viewing this famous portrait.

Speeches of James Monroe
You can read several speeches given by President Monroe, including both inaugural speeches and State of the Union addresses.

James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
Visit the home of Monroe and learn more about the man behind the president.

President Elect: The Election of 1816
James Monroe became president for the first time after this election. See what states carried him to victory.

President Elect: The Election of 1820
This election was one of the most lopsided in history. See why.

Fun Facts about James Monroe
Learn fun and not-so-well-known facts about President James Monroe.

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