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Fifth President of the United States

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James Monroe, Fifth President of the United States

James Monroe, Fifth President of the United States. Painted by C.B. King ; engraved by Goodman & Piggot.

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Birth: April 28, 1758

Death: July 4, 1831

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

Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms

First Lady: Elizabeth Kortright

James Monroe Quote: "The American continents . . . are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers. " - From the Monroe Doctrine
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Major Events While in Office:

  • First Seminole War (1817-1818)
  • Convention of 1818 (1818)
  • Florida purchased from Spain - Adams-Onís Treaty(1819)
  • Missouri Compromise (1820)
  • Cumberland Road Bill (1822)
  • Monroe Doctrine (1823)

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • Mississippi (1817)
  • Illinois (1818)
  • Alabama (1818)
  • Maine (1820)
  • Missouri (1821)

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