Monroe was the nation's fifth president. He was president
during the Era of Good Feelings. He was also the last of the
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 is an American Government policy statement of nonintervention that has had wide-ranging if sporadic enforcement and uses since it was introduced.
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.
American President: James
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.
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.