Category: US President
James Monroe was born on the 28th of April in 1758 at Monroe Hall in the Westmoreland County in Virginia. James Monroe was the fifth United States President during the period from 1817 to 1825. Among the Founding Fathers of the United States, James Monroe was the U.S. last president. He was also the last president of the country from the Republican Generation and the Virginia dynasty.
James Monroe was of Scottish and French descent and he was of the agriculturist category. James Monroe took part in the American Revolutionary War and was injured in the Battle of Trenton through a musket ball to his shoulder. From 1780 to 1783, James Monroe studied law under an American Founder Father, Thomas Jefferson. After completing his studies, James Monroe worked as an ambassador in the Continental Congress. As a delegate of anti-federalism to the Virginia meeting that considered approval of the United States Constitution, James Monroe opposed the approval, blaming that it offered too much power to the federal government.
James Monroe assumed an active part in the fresh government, and he was chosen to the first United States Congress Senate in 1790, where he united to Jeffersonians. As the Governor of Virginia, James Monroe got a wealthy executive experience and ascended to national fame as an ambassador in France, when he assisted to negotiate the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. During the 1812 War, James Monroe held the important roles of the Secretary of War and the Secretary of State under the Presidentship of James Madison.
Encountering a minor opposition from the divided Federalist Party, James Monroe was elected president of the United States without difficulty in 1816, winning in excess of 80 % of the electoral vote and he became the last president during the period of the First Party System era of the American politics. As president, James Monroe acquired Florida from Spain and wanted to alleviate partisan tensions, getting on a tour of the United States that was generally well acknowledged.
Through the approval of the 1818 Treaty, under the thriving negotiation of John Quincy Adams, his Secretary of State, the United States expanded from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, offering fishing rights and America harbor in the Pacific Northwest. Britain and the United States equally occupied the Oregon Country. Besides the acquirement of Florida, the 1819 landmark Treaty secured the boundary of America along the forty-second Parallel to the Pacific Ocean and embodied the first determined attempt of America at forming a global empire of America. As nationalism heaved, partisan ferocity dipped and the "Age of Good Feelings" developed, pending the 1819 Panic struck and quarrel over the entrance of Missouri embroiled the United States in 1820. However, James Monroe succeeded near-undisputed reelection.
James Monroe was in favor of the African founding of colonies for free African Americans that would finally create the nation of Liberia, with Monrovia as the capital, which was named in honor of James Monroe. In 1823, James Monroe declared America’s opposition to any European interference in the freshly self-governing countries of the Americas by means of the Monroe Doctrine, which became a milestone in the foreign policy of America. His presidential term completed the initial period of the presidential history of America earlier than the commencement of the Jacksonian democratic system and the Second Party System period. After his retirement during 1825, James Monroe was plagued by monetary difficulties.
James Monroe died on the 4th of July in 1831 in New York City.