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James Monroe facts

Monroe, James (1758-1831), served as 5th president (see President, list of presidents in order they served) of the United States from 1817 to 1825. One of his most important acts was to establish, together with John Quincy Adams, the Monroe Doctrine' (see Monroe Doctrine, purpose of Monroe Doctrine). The other major issue of Monroe's presidency was whether slavery should be permitted in the new territories of the Midwest. The issue was temporarily settled by the Missouri Compromise of 1820-21. By this, Congress passed bills admitting Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state.

James Monroe interesting facts

James Monroe fun facts - was a 5th president (1817-25) of the United States, is best remembered for establishing the 'Monroe Doctrine', which forbade European intervention in the Americas.

Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Monroe left college to fight Britain in the War of Independence. From 1790-94 he was a senator. As envoy to France in 1803, he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase. Under President Madison he was secretary of state (1811-17) and secretary of war (1814-15). After his second term as president, Monroe retired to Virginia. He died in New York City.

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