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Monroe, James, 1758-1831


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    • us: Monro, Dzhems, 1758-1831
    • us: Monroe, Jas. (James), 1758-1831
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    • found: A letter from Governor Monroe, to the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1800.
    • found: Virginia ... History of the executives, 1893: p. 300, etc. (James Monroe; Va. governor 12/1/1799-12/1/1802 and 1/11/1811-11/25/1811; elected to Va. General Assembly; member U.S. House of Representatives; U.S. secretary of state; U.S. president 1817-1825)
    • found: The following documents accompany the memorial of Sarah Easton and Dorothy Storer, 1790?: p. 1 (Jas. Monroe)
    • found: General Society of the War of 1812, via WWW, Sept. 27, 2011: Timeline (James Monroe; served as secretary of war from resignation of William Eustis on Dec. 3, 1812 until John Armstrong assumed the post on Feb. 5, 1813)
    • found: MWA/NAIP files, Sept. 27, 2011 (hdg.: Monroe, James, 1758-1831; note: senator, Va., 1790-94; U.S. ambassador to France, 1794-96; ambassador to U.K., 1803-08; gov. Va., 1799-1802; U.S. secretary of state, 1811-17; U.S. secretary of war, 12/3/1812-2/5/1813 and again 9/27/1814-3/2/1815; U.S. president, 1817-25)
    • found: Observations upon the proposed plan of federal government,1788: t.p. (Native of Virgina) Note on bib. record (Attributed to James Monroe by Evans; letter in LC Rare Book Division from bibliograper at the University of South Carolina attributes it to Col. Daniel Fisher of Greenvillle County)
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 16, 2014 (James Monroe; born April 28, 1758 in Monroe Hall, Virginia; died July 4, 1831 in New York City; the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825). Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation. He was of French and Scottish descent. Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Monroe was of the planter class and fought in the American Revolutionary War. He was wounded in the Battle of Trenton with a musket ball to his shoulder. After studying law under Thomas Jefferson from 1780 to 1783, he served as a delegate in the Continental Congress. As an anti-federalist delegate to the Virginia convention that considered ratification of the United States Constitution, Monroe opposed ratification, claiming it gave too much power to the central government. He took an active part in the new government, and in 1790 he was elected to the Senate of the first United States Congress, where he joined the Jeffersonians. He gained experience as an executive as the Governor of Virginia and rose to national prominence as a diplomat in France, when he helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. During the War of 1812, Monroe held the critical roles of Secretary of State and the Secretary of War under President James Madison. Monroe supported the founding of colonies in Africa for free African Americans that would eventually form the nation of Liberia, whose capital, Monrovia, is named in his honor.)
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