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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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