James Monroe

5th president of the United States of America

Presidency- March 1817-March 1825

Democratic-Republican


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



Quotes

"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


-Neutrality


Domestic Policies

-Missouri Compromise


-Increase of defenses of nation


-Discounts on land


-Panic of 1819