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James Monroe
James Monroe
Order: 5th President
Term of Office: March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1825
Followed: James Madison
Succeeded by: John Quincy Adams
Date of Birth April 28, 1758
Place of Birth: Westmoreland County, Virginia
Date of Death: July 4, 1831
Place of Death: New York City, New York
First Lady: Elizabeth Kortwright Monroe
Occupation: lawyer
Political Party: Democratic-Republican
Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins
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  • James Monroe (April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831) was the fifth (1817-1825) President of the United States. He is credited with the development of the Monroe Doctrine. 

    His parents Spence Monroe (c. 1727-1774) and Elizabeth Jones (born c. 1729) were well-to-do farmers. 

    In 1802 then president, Thomas Jefferson sent Monroe to Paris to assist in the negotiations of the Louisiana Purchase. 

    Monroe's presidency was later labeled "The Era of Good Feeling", in part because partisan politics were almost nonexistent. The Federalist Party had died out, the Whig Party had not yet risen, and practically every politician belonged to what is now known as the Democratic Party. Monroe, the last American Revolutionary War veteran to serve as president, was almost uncontested in his two elections. 

    Places named for James Monroe 

    • Monroe, Massachusetts
    • Monroe, Ohio
    • Monroe County, Alabama
    • Monroe County, Arkansas
    • Monroe County, Florida
    • Monroe County, Georgia
    • Monroe County, Illinois
    • Monroe County, Indiana
    • Monroe County, Kentucky
    • Monroe County, Michigan
    • Monroe County, Mississippi
    • Monroe County, Missouri
    • Monroe County, New York
    • Monroe County, Ohio
    • Monroe County, Pennsylvania
    • Monroe County, Tennessee
    • Monroe County, West Virginia
    • Monroe County, Wisconsin
    • Monroe Township, New Jersey
    • Monroeville, Alabama
    • Monrovia, Liberia
    • Fort Monroe, in Virginia
    • Mount Monroe, one of a number of mountains named for Presidents of the United States in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
    • Various streets, avenues, and schools in the United States of America

    Supreme Court appointments 

    • Smith Thompson - 1823

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    Preceded by:
    James Madison
    Presidents of the United States Succeeded by:
    John Quincy Adams
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