James Monroe Biography

James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
James Monroe
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Farmer, Lawyer, Politician
Ethnicity:
Scottish American, White people
Religion:
Episcopal Church, Deism, Protestantism
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1758
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
July 4, 1831
Age at Death:
73
Cause of Death:
Tuberculosis, Heart failure
Marriages
  • 1820-03-08
    5th US President James Monroe's daughter Maria 1st child of a President to marry in the White House
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