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James Monroe Research Paper

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How do you think we should have dealt with the problem of extra slaves in the United States? During the early 1800’s, President James Monroe decided to solve this problem by borrowing U.S. Government money to fund the project and re-settling the freed African-American slaves. He was a huge supporter of the colonization of Liberia. As a result of this, they renamed the capital of Liberia after James Monroe to Monrovia in 1824. The capital of the country was named after James Monroe, but he was also remembered mainly for the Monroe Doctrine, the purchase of Florida from Spain and the Missouri Compromise in which he created and signed a document about slavery.

James Monroe was born into a plantation family on April 28th, 1758 in Westmoreland
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From there, he attended the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. His intention was to study law there, but after two years, he dropped out and went to fight in the American Revolution. At around the same time, he was rebellious and decided to raid the arsenal of the British royal government with some of his old classmates and brought back weapons and supplies to the Virginia militia. Later, he became an officer and joined the Continental Army’s third Virginia Infantry Regiment. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates multiple different times too. Then, Monroe served as the United States Senator of Virginia. Before James Monroe became a president, he worked with multiple other presidents. For example, he studied law under Governor Thomas Jefferson. Also, he served as Secretary of state and Secretary of War for President James Madison. Lastly, before he became a president, he went to France with Thomas Jefferson to buy the Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the United States. A few years later, he became the fifth president and the last of the Founding Fathers to become President, as well as the last Democratic-Republican and served two terms from 1817 to…show more content…
This phrase was first used on July 12, 1817 in the Boston Columbian Centinel newspaper to describe the national mood of the United States. It refers to a period of time in political history after the Napoleonic War in 1812 where the society was improving and expanding and the economy was outstanding. It also displayed a national purpose and desire for unity. This time period occurred from 1815 until 1825 and hit it’s peak in 1820 when James Monroe was re-elected president for a 2nd term. This era was important because it not only improved the economy, but created a happy mood in the country at the
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