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  • Biography of James Monroe

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    James Monroe - our 5th President - was born on April 28th, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. His parents were Spence Monroe, and Elizabeth Jones Monroe, and his family was of the planter class. Sadly, James’ parents died when he was in his mid-teens, so he moved to live with his uncle: Joseph Jones. Joseph then became James’ mentor, and great role model. After a few years with his uncle, he attended the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. During his time in college there

  • James Monroe

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    James Monroe He was the fifth president of the United States (1817-1825) and the last of the so-called Virginia dynasty of U.S. presidents. Monroe was president during the "Era of Good Feelings." James Monroe was one of five children born to Spence Monroe, a carpenter, and Elizabeth Jones Monroe. In 1775 Monroe left college to go to war. Monroe served in Congress for three years. In 1784, during a congressional recess, Monroe journeyed through the Western territories. After the Constitutional

  • James Monroe

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    James Monroe was born in the quiet town of Westmoreland County, Virginia on April 28, 1758. His father, Spencer Monroe, was married to Elizabeth Jones in 1752. Spencer Monroe was a circuit judge and a farmer for the town (Kane 40). Monroe was the oldest of five. There were four other children; Andrew, Joseph, and Elizabeth. His third brother had died in his early childhood. He attended grammar school at a small academy for boys. This school had a reputation for serving the best of men, like George

  • James Monroe

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    James Monroe was the President of The United States of America from 1817-1921 and he was re-elected in 1921 without opposition; he retired in 1825. James Monroe was born in September, 1759, in the county of Westmoreland, in the then Colony of Virginia, and at the time of the Declaration of Independence, was in the process of completing his education at the college of William & Mary. He was then seventeen years of age, and at the first formation of the American Army entered it as a cadet. (The Lives

  • James Monroe: The Fifth President of the United States

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    James Monroe wasn’t born to live an ordinary life, but an extraordinary one. He was born April 28, 1758, in his parents house in a forest area of Westmoreland County, Virginia. His father Spence Monroe (1727-1774) worked as a planter and carpenter. James’s mother Elizabeth Jones (1730-1774) married his father in 1752 and they both had several children together. James grew up with his siblings by the same teachings of his mother. His parents died when he was a teenager. When he became of age, he attended

  • Paul Newman, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe

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    actors, Paul Newman, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe have helped to shape and mold our generation, and are still a great influence with in our society today. We Americans are famous for worshiping dub ions demigods of the miraculous moment. The celebrities, who have inspired, identified with and transcended screen roles to become an active part of popular culture and people's lives became icons. Based upon their bodies of work in films, Paul Newman, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe have become film icons

  • Monroe Doctrine Symbolism

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    The only policy enacted by James Monroe in 1823 is referred to as the Monroe Doctrine and serves as a symbol of early American nationalism. In Document A, the Monroe Doctrine is being demonstrated by an invisible border that separates the Western Hemisphere from the Eastern Hemisphere and a stop sign place on the Western side. The European region states , “What do you mean off-limits?”, which shows how they did not approve of the doctrine that keeps them from obstructing the expansion of the U.S

  • Comparing Presidents

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    James Monroe James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Elizabeth Jones Monroe and Spence Monroe. Elizabeth was a stay at home mom while Spence was a successful planter and carpenter from Scotland. First being tutored by his mother at home, James then attended Campbelltown Academy from 1769 to 1774 where he was an exemplary and excellent student. In 1774, while Monroe was thriving as a full-time student, his life took a turn for the worse when his father had passed

  • Roosevelt Corollary

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    As one of the most prosperous nations, the Unites States desired to protect and manage “their” portion of the world. In the early 1800s, James Monroe created a plan that adhered to the isolationists’ point of view in America. This plan became known as the Monroe Doctrine. Time passed quickly and as the United States acquired more land, Theodore Roosevelt revolutionized the plan with the Roosevelt Corollary. Roosevelt’s ideas altered the way foreign affairs in the Western Hemisphere were handled

  • The Era of Good Feelings

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    “The Era of Good Feelings”, is marked by the beginning of James Monroe’s first term as president and is said coincide with his presidency. With the end of the War of 1812, the people of America began to feel optimistic and for the first time unified as a nation. With America’s continued to growth and development, we see an increase in nationalism among the people that defines this time as “The Era of Good Feelings”. These years can also be seen as a time of political cooperation and as Charles S

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