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James Monroe

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  • James Monroe was born

    James Monroe was born
    James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland county, VA
  • Went to the College of William and Mary

    Went to the College of William and Mary
    He began going to college to become a lawyer. But in 1776, about a year and a half after enrolling for college he dropped out.
  • Father passed away

    Father passed away
    The Same year of beginning college his father died and that kind of messed him up and he started failing some of his classes.
  • Mother died

    Mother died
    Both his Mother and Father died both the same year. he was devastated that his parents both died the same year so by the time his children were born they never have gotten to meet there grandparents.
  • Became an officer of the continental army

    Became an officer of the continental army
    After dropping out of college he then started seeking for his presidency, so he became an officer of the continental army and began working his way up to his presidency, which was later a success.
  • First Daughter was born

    First Daughter was born
    His daughter, Elizabeth (also known as Eliza) Monroe Hay who was born in 1786, who was later on married and Gained the last name Hay.
  • Married Elizabeth Kortright

    Married Elizabeth Kortright
    On February 16th, 1786, He married the love of his life Elizabeth Kortright. They also had there first daughter the same year.
  • Chosen a member of Virginia house of Delegates

    Chosen a member of Virginia house of Delegates
    in 1787, A year after he was married and had his first daughter, he was chosen to be a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.
  • Joined the Anti-federalists

    Joined the Anti-federalists
    In 1790, he was chose to join the Anti-federalists. He was apart of that, while also being a great father and husband to his daughter and wife Elizabeth and Eliza Monroe.
  • First son was born

    There son, James Spence Monroe, only lived to be 16 months old. The Death of there son Greatly Impacted There family mentally and Physically. His Wife, Him, And there daughter, were in great tears due to the death of there little boy.
  • Second Daughter was born

    Second Daughter was born
    Only after a year or so after there son, James Spence Monroe's, Passing they were very blessed with another little girl, Maria Monroe, in 1802
  • bought Florida for 5 Million Dollars

    bought Florida for 5 Million Dollars
    He helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the U.S. As president, he acquired Florida, and also dealt with the contentious issue of slavery in new states joining the Union with the 1820 Missouri Compromise.
  • got 68% of the vote when he beat Rufus king

    got 68% of the vote when he beat Rufus king
    The 1816 United States presidential election was the 8th quadrennial presidential election. It was held from November 1 to December 4, 1816. In the first election following the end of the War of 1812, Democratic-Republican candidate James Monroe defeated Federalist Rufus King.
  • Became a Democratic-Republican

    Became a Democratic-Republican
    His ambition and energy, together with the backing of President Madison, made him the Republican choice for the Presidency in 1816. With little Federalist opposition, he easily won re-election in 1820. Monroe made unusually strong Cabinet choices, naming a Southerner, John C.
  • First Seminole War

    First Seminole War
    The Seminole Wars were three related military conflicts in Florida between the United States and the Seminole, citizens of a Native American nation which formed in the region during the early 18th century.
  • Began his Presidency

    Began his Presidency
    James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States 1817–1825 and the last President from the Founding Fathers. On New Year's Day, 1825, at the last of his annual White House receptions, President James Monroe made a pleasing impression upon a Virginia lady who shook his hand, He is tall and well formed.
  • Rush-Bagot Agreement

    Rush-Bagot Agreement
    Rush-Bagot Pact,1817 and Convention of 1818. The Rush-Bagot Pact was an agreement between the United States and Great Britain to eliminate their fleets from the Great Lakes, excepting small patrol vessels.
  • Convention of 1818

    Convention of 1818
    The Convention of 1818 was a treaty between the United States and Britain that set the 49th parallel of latitude as the boundary between British North America and the US across the West. This remains the boundary today between the two nations.
  • increased the dismay of the people of the Missouri Territory

    increased the dismay of the people of the Missouri Territory
    A painful economic depression undoubtedly increased the dismay of the people of the Missouri Territory in 1819 when their application for admission to the Union as a slave state failed.
  • Florida purchased from Spain - Adams-Onis Treaty

    Florida purchased from Spain - Adams-Onis Treaty
    When John Quincy Adams became secretary of state in 1817, he sought additional territory. In 1817 and 1818 Adams and President James Monroe resumed efforts to acquire Florida and a western boundary for the Louisiana Purchase. After months of negotiations, the Adams-Onís Treaty was signed on February 22, 1819.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Enacted in 1820 to maintain the balance of power in Congress, the Missouri Compromise admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state.
  • Warned Russia not to encroach southward on the pacific coast

    President James Monroe's 1823 annual message to Congress contained the Monroe Doctrine, which warned European powers not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere. Understandably, the United States has always taken a particular interest in its closest neighbors – the nations of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    In his December 2, 1823, address to Congress, President James Monroe articulated United States' policy on the new political order developing in the rest of the Americas and the role of Europe in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Ended his Presidency

    Ended his Presidency
    The presidency of James Monroe began on March 4, 1817, when James Monroe was inaugurated as President of the United States, and ended on March 4, 1825.
  • Wife died

    Wife died
    A son, James Monroe, Jr., was born in 1799 but died in 1801. During this time, Elizabeth suffered the first of a series of seizures and collapses, possibly epilepsy, which would plague her for the rest of her life, and gradually cause her to restrict social activities.
  • Buried

    The New York City Marble Cemetery is a historic cemetery founded in 1831, and located at 52-74 East 2nd Street between First and Second Avenues in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The cemetery has 258 underground burial vaults constructed of Tuckahoe marble on the site.
  • Died

    on July 4, 1831, The 5th President, James Monroe sadly died of tuberculosis
  • Oldest Daughter died

    Oldest Daughter died
    On January 27, 1840 Eliza Monroe Hay, James Monroe's oldest daughter, Passed away
  • Youngest Daughter died

    Youngest Daughter died
    On June 20, 1850, Maria Hester Monroe, James Monroe's youngest daughter, passed away.
  • Moved to Hollywood Cemetery

    Moved to Hollywood Cemetery
    Monroe was originally buried in New York City because he was residing there when he died on July 4, 1831. A widower, the old man moved there to live with his daughter, Maria, and her husband, Samuel Gouverneur, on Prince Street