James Monroe

5th president of the United States of America

Presidency- March 1817-March 1825


Vice President- Daniel Tompkins

Election Opponent-Rufus King: first election; Unopposed: second election

America At This Time

-Erie canal being built

-Seminole War in Florida

-Creation of national roads and railways

-Painful economic depression

-Immigrants flowed into the country

-Nationalism at its peak

-McCulloch v. Maryland

Key People of the Presidency

John Q. Adams- Secretary of state

William H. Crawford- Secretary of Treasury

John C. Calhoun- Secretary of War

Richard Rush- Attorney General

Andrew Jackson- Military leader


"National honor is the national property of the highest value"

"A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue"

"The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of equal"

Economic Policies

-Federal creation of roads and canals

-Extension of the Cumberland Road

-Urged citizens to practice industry

-Creation of The Second National Bank

Foreign Policies

-Monroe Doctrine

-Seminole War/Control of Florida


Domestic Policies

-Missouri Compromise

-Increase of defenses of nation

-Discounts on land

-Panic of 1819