President James Monroe

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James Monroe was the United States of America’s fifth president.

President James Monroe was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia on April 28, 1758 and grew up to become America’s fifth president.

He was a plantation owner and lawyer before he became President of the United States at age 58. His place of primary affiliation was Virginia.

James Monroe became president on March 4, 1817 and left the office on March 4, 1825. President James Monroe was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party and his vice president was Daniel D. Tompkins.

James Monroe's nicknames include The Last of the Crooked Hat and The Era of Good Feelings President.

He was also the last president who also participated in the founding of the nation. He studied law under Thomas Jefferson, became senator in 1790, but resigned when he became ambassador to France in 1794. He was then the foreign and defense minister under James Madison during the fighting in 1812. Finally, he was elected president with over 80 percent of the votes during the period known as "The era of good feelings".

James Monroe's daughter was the first to be married in the White House. James Monroe was 73 years old when he died on July 4, 1831.

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