5 | James Monroe

April 28, 1758 ~ July 4, 1831<br>
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State: Virginia<br>
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Religion: Episcopalian<br>
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Marriage: Elizabeth Kortright<br>
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Military service: Monroe
served in the 3rd Virginia
Regiment during the War for
American Independence. He
saw action at Trenton, Brandywine,
Germantown and
Monmouth before reaching
the rank of lieutenant colonel.<br>
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Party: Democratic-Republican<br>
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Term: March 4, 1817 --
March 3, 1825<br>
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Vice president: Daniel D.
Tompkins<br>
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Highlights of presidency:
Enormously popular, Monroe
was the last Revolutionary
War veteran under arms to
become president, and his
time in office became known
as the 'Era of Good Feelings.'
In 1820, he delayed the Civil
War by signing the Missouri
Compromise, which admitted
Missouri as a slave state,
Maine as a free state and the
Louisiana Territory split.
He delivered a message to
Congress in 1823, eventually
called the Monroe Doctrine,
warning European powers
against intervention in the
Western Hemisphere.<br>
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Did you know?
On Christmas night 1776,
Monroe crossed the Delaware
River with George Washington,
and at the Battle of Trenton,
was shot in the shoulder.
He remains the only president
to have been wounded by
enemy fire.

April 28, 1758 ~ July 4, 1831

State: Virginia

Religion: Episcopalian

Marriage: Elizabeth Kortright

Military service: Monroe served in the 3rd Virginia Regiment during the War for American Independence. He saw action at Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth before reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Party: Democratic-Republican

Term: March 4, 1817 -- March 3, 1825

Vice president: Daniel D. Tompkins

Highlights of presidency: Enormously popular, Monroe was the last Revolutionary War veteran under arms to become president, and his time in office became known as the 'Era of Good Feelings.' In 1820, he delayed the Civil War by signing the Missouri Compromise, which admitted Missouri as a slave state, Maine as a free state and the Louisiana Territory split. He delivered a message to Congress in 1823, eventually called the Monroe Doctrine, warning European powers against intervention in the Western Hemisphere.

Did you know? On Christmas night 1776, Monroe crossed the Delaware River with George Washington, and at the Battle of Trenton, was shot in the shoulder. He remains the only president to have been wounded by enemy fire.

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