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Monroe, James, Pres. U.S., 1758-1831

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1758 - 1831

James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. A member of the Democratic-Republican Party, Monroe was the last president of the Virginia dynasty; his presidency coincided with the Era of Good Feelings. He is perhaps best known for issuing the Monroe Doctrine, a policy of opposing European colonialism in the Americas. He also served as the governor of Virginia, a member of the United States Senate, the U.S. ambassador to France and Britain, the seventh Secretary of State, and the eighth Secretary of War.

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

President James Monroe letter

Mss 818630
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 818630
Overview In English.

Timothy Pickering letter

Mss 796107
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 796107
Scope and Contents Three page letter from Timothy Pickering of Philadelphia, Penn. to James Monroe, Pres. U.S. about the acceptance of the French colours by the U.S. government; the treaty with Great Britain; Indian situation.

United States President bounty land grant

Mss 817556
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817556
Overview In English.

United States President Patent

Mss 812570.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 812570.1
Scope and Contents Patent issued to Thomas Green Fessenden by the President Madison, with specification sheet for improvements in making extracts from barks, etc., in clerical hand. Also signed by James Monroe as Secretary of State and by William Pikney as Attorney General