|5th President of the United States|
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1825
|Vice President||Daniel D. Tompkins|
|Preceded by||James Madison|
|Succeeded by||John Quincy Adams|
|Born||April 28, 1758
Westmoreland County, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||July 4, 1831 (aged 73)
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Kortright Monroe|
James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States.
Early life [change]
He married Elizabeth Kotright in 1789.
Political life [change]
Monroe was Governor of Virginia from 1799 - 1802.
Monroe negotiated the Louisiana Purchase.
Monroe was president from 1817 to 1825. With his Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, Monroe got Spain to give the United States Florida. Monroe and Adams also created the Monroe Doctrine, which was a policy that said that the United States did not want Europe to be involved in the Western Hemisphere anymore.
Monroe was the last president to have fought in the American Revolutionary War.
Monroe retired to Virginia. After his wife's death he moved to New York where he died on July 4, 1831.
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