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James Monroe (1758–1831)

Monroe, James. The fifth President of the United States; born in Westmoreland County, VA, April 28, 1758; died in New York, July 4, 1831. He served in the Revolutionary War, was useful to his State and country in many conspicuous positions, and was President of the United States for two terms 1817–25, the “era of good feeling.” He published: ‘Conduct of the Executive in the Foreign Affairs of the United States’ (1798); ‘Tour of Observation through the North-Eastern and North-Western States’ (1818); ‘The People the Sovereigns’; etc. The “Monroe Doctrine” was set forth in his message to Congress, Dec. 1823.