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President James Monroe
1000 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Voice: 434-293-8000

The fifth president and last of the Virginia Dynasty, was James Monroe. He was born on April 28, 1758 to Spence and Elisabeth Jones Monroe. Monroe’s birthplace was located in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

During his early years, Monroe studied at the Campelltown Academy. He graduated to college after five years of study. By the time he turned 16, his father died.

Monroe’s college schooling came from the College of William and Mary. Unfortunately, he dropped out of school to join the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War. The Militia soon turned into the Continental Army where Monroe earned the rank of Lieutenant, and eventually Lieutenant Colonel.

In 1780 through 1782, Monroe studied the law under Thomas Jefferson. The following year, Monroe served in the Continental Congress. This lasted until the year 1786. For the following four years, Monroe’s political career remained silent. By 1790, Hhe was elected senator of Virginia, which led to becoming the Governor of Virginia.

By the year 1811, Monroe was appointed to Secretary of State. Not long afterward, the country was invaded by the British Army. Monroe was appointed to Secretary of War after leading soldiers into war as the British attempted to invade Maryland.

In the year 1916, James Monroe was elected president of the United States. During his presidency, Monroe wrote the Monroe Doctrine, which declares against Foreign Colonization or Intervention in the Americas. This act created freedom in Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.

After leaving office in 1824, Monroe retired to his estate in Virginia with his wife. After his wife's death in 1830, Monroe moved to New York City to live with his daughter. Later he died on July 4, 1831, the third president to die on the nation’s anniversary.



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