[2015] Marshall Petersen: President Report

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[2015] Marshall Petersen: President Report

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James Monroe

ImpactAs President, Monroe occasionally suffers from comparison to the other members of the Virginia Dynasty—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. Indeed, he was not a "renaissance" man like Jefferson; his overwhelming interest and passion was politics. But he was a deliberate thinker and had the ability to look at issues from all sides, encouraging debate from his advisers. President Monroe was a great advocate of nationalism and reached out to all the regions of the country. In foreign policy, he put the nation on an independent course, no longer tied to the mast of European policy. Although the nation would have to wait until Andrew Jackson saw a significant increase in presidential power over domestic affairs. Monroe's aggressive and successful conduct of foreign policy undoubtedly strengthened the presidency itself.

LegacyJames Monroe came to the presidency as one of the most qualified men ever to assume the office. His resume included service in the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress, and the U.S. Senate. Monroe also served as governor of Virginia, filled numerous diplomatic posts, and held two cabinet appointments. His success as a politician was the result of hard work and a steady and thoughtful manner. He was noted for his integrity, frankness, and affable personality, and he "impressed those whom he met with his lack of pretension."

Born- April 28th (1758)He joined the anti-Federalists in Virginia (1790)He helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase (1803)Became 5th president (1816)Ended his presidentcy (1825)Was married on new years day (1825)Died- July 4th (1831)

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He was the 5th president

President Monroe was the last president from the founding fathers

This is his biography

Young LifeJames Monroe was born on April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Spence Monroe, a farmer and carpenter, and Elizabeth Jones Monroe. In 1774, at age 16, Monroe entered the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He cut his college studies short in 1776 to join the American Revolutionary War.

Young Life ContinuedDuring the war, Monroe saw action in battles in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was wounded at the Battle of Trenton, New Jersey, in 1776, and was with General George Washington (1732-99) and his troops at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the difficult winter of 1777 to 1778. During his time with the army, Monroe became acquainted with Thomas Jefferson, then the governor of Virginia. In 1780, Monroe began studying law under Jefferson, who would become his political mentor and friend.

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