Presidents of the United States
James Monroe

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James Monroe (April 28 , 1758 - July 4 , 1831) was the fifth (1817 - 1825) President of the United States. He is credited with the development of the Monroe Doctrine. 

5th President 
Term of Office:
March 4 , 1817 - March 4 , 1825
James Madison 
Succeeded by:
John Quincy Adams 
Date of Birth: 
April 28 , 1758 
Place of Birth: 
Westmoreland County, Virginia
Date of Death: 
July 4 , 1831
Place of Death:
New York City , New York
First Lady : 
Elizabeth Kortwright Monroe
Political Party:
Vice President:

Daniel D. Tompkins

His parents Spence Monroe (c. 1727 - 1774 ) and Elizabeth Jones (born c. 1729 ) were well-to-do farmers. 

In 1802 , then-president Thomas Jefferson sent Monroe to Paris to assist in the negotiations of the Louisiana Purchase. 

Monroe's presidency was later labeled "The Era of Good Feeling", in part because partisan politics were almost nonexistent. The Federalist Party had died out, the Whig Party had not yet risen, and practically every politician belonged to what is now known as the Democratic Party. Monroe, the last American Revolutionary War veteran to serve as president, was almost uncontested in his two elections. 

Places named for James Monroe 

  • Monroe, Massachusetts 
  • Monroe, Ohio 
  • Monroe County, Alabama 
  • Monroe County, Arkansas 
  • Monroe County, Florida 
  • Monroe County, Georgia 
  • Monroe County, Illinois 
  • Monroe County, Indiana 
  • Monroe County, Kentucky 
  • Monroe County, Michigan 
  • Monroe County, Mississippi 
  • Monroe County, Missouri 
  • Monroe County, New York 
  • Monroe County, Ohio 
  • Monroe County, Pennsylvania 
  • Monroe County, Tennessee 
  • Monroe County, West Virginia 
  • Monroe County, Wisconsin 
  • Monroe Township, New Jersey 
  • Monroeville, Alabama 
  • Monrovia , Liberia 
  • Fort Monroe, in Virginia 
  • Mount Monroe, one of a number of mountains named for Presidents of the United States in the White Mountains of New Hampshire 
  • Various streets, avenues, and schools in the United States of America 

Supreme Court appointments 

  • Smith Thompson - 1823