Government Presidential Project
By: Lexi Ihrig
Born April 28, 1758
Died July 4, 1831
Term in Office:
- 8th United Sates Secretary of War 1814-1815
- 7th United States Secretary of State 1811-1817
-12th and 16th Governor of Virginia 1799-1802
- United States Minister to the United Kingdom 1803-1808
- United States Minister to France 1794-1796
- United States Senator from Virginia 1790-1794
- Delegate to the Congress of he Confederation from Virginia 1783-1786
Attended College of William and Mary where he became a lawyer, planter, and part of the college administration.
Accomplishments, Major Events, and Legislative Actions
-Vetoed Cumberland Road Bill
- Sparked Constitutional Controversy when he sent General Andrew Jackson to pursue hostile Indians and punish the Spanish.
- Monroe Doctrine: a document that declared the United States free from European interference.
- Appointed 22 Supreme Court Justices.
Overall Presidency/ Post Presidency
- He was in debt after his Presidency from spending occurring before his Presidency
- He was not a legendary President but he was also not a disappointment, he was the average president.
If James Monroe was here today
3 Famous Quotes from James Monroe
- "A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue."
- "Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will."
- "National honor is the national property of the highest value."
Treese, Joel. "5 James Monroe: 1817-1825: Democratic-Republican." Cobblestone Mar. 2015: 12. General OneFile. Web. 19 Sept. 2016.
Penhallow, John. "Monroe doctrine." Label & Narrow Web Oct. 2010: 20+. General OneFile. Web. 19 Sept. 2016