James monroe

James Monroe

  • James Monroe

    On April 28, 1758, James Monroe was born to Spence Monroe and Elizabeth Jones Monroe in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • James Monroe goes to college/army

    James Monroe went to the college of William and Mary subsequently after his father died. Around this time, the Revolution was in full blast and that wasn't good for him and his education, so he dropped out and went into the Continental Army. He would become the last president to serve in the Revolutionary War.
  • James Monroe Marries Elizabeth Kortright

    James Monroe married Elizabeth Kortright on February 16, 1786.
  • James Monroe Becomes the Fifth President of the United States of America

    On March 4, 1817, James Monroe was inaugurated as the fifth president of the United States of America. He would now be known as "The Last Cocked Hat" and the "Era-of-Good-Feeling President". He was part of the Democratic-Republican Party and his Vice President was Daniel D. Tompkins for both terms that he was elected. "I SHOULD be destitute of feeling if I was not deeply affected by the strong proof which my fellow-citizens have given me of their confidence in calling me to the high office..."
  • The First Seminole War

    From 1817-1818, the United States Army invaded Spanish Florida and fought against the Seminole and their African American allies.
  • James Monroe Reelected

    His second inauguration was the first to be held on March 5 and the first to have the U.S. Marine Band play.
  • Monroe Doctrine Delivered

    On December 2, 1823, Monroe delivered his very famous, Monroe Doctrine. In this speech, President James Monroe tried to limit the Europeans from coming into the Western Hemisphere, interfering with the independence of South America.
  • James Monroe Dies

    James Monroe passed away in New York, New York. The cause of his death is from Tuberculosis. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.