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Who was James Monroe?
James Monroe was the 5th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1817 and ended in 1825. He was 58 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1817.

James Monroe's Nickname
He had a couple of nicknames including The Last of the Cocked Hats and the Era of Good Feelings President. The reference to the hat was because of he favored the old-fashioned style of the 1700's. The Era of Good Feelings was in reference to the the period following the War of 1812, otherwise known as America's "second war of independence." During this time the citizens of America demonstrated a sense of national purpose and a desire for unity. These 'Good Feelings' resulted in  a period of rule by one party, the Democratic-Republicans.


Description and Picture of James Monroe
The picture of James Monroe portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as being tall, with a height of 6 feet, with an imposing, muscular body with a weight of 189lbs. He had blue-gray eyes and bown wavy hair that turned gray as he aged. He had a high, smooth forehead and a long, prominent nose. His features included a pronounced dimple on his chin.

Character and Personality Traits: What was James Monroe like?
The personality of James Monroe is described as a charming, sensitive man with courteous manners and a warm personality. He was not influenced by fashion, although he wore expensive clothes. His nickname "Last of the Cocked Hats" was due to his preference for the old-fashioned style of hats that dated to the 1700's.

Facts about President James Monroe and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was James Monroe famous for? Why was James Monroe important? The history and life of President James Monroe during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President James Monroe Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was James Monroe?  
 He was the 5th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1817 and ended in 1825 (March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1825).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democratic-Republican political party
What other political offices did James Monroe hold before his presidency?
 The Continental Congress, 1783-86
 United States Senator, 1790-94
 The Minister to France, 1794-96
 The Governor of Virginia, 1799-1802
 The Minister to France and England, 1803-07
 The Secretary of State, 1811-17 (under James Madison)
 The Secretary of War, 1814-15 (under James Madison)
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice President was Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-1825)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 Five states admitted to the Union
 The First Seminole War (1817-1818)
 The 49th parallel was set (1818)
 The Monroe Doctrine (1832)
 The Santa Fe Trail was opened
 The Era of Good Feelings
What was James Monroe' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was the 'Era-of-Good-Feeling President'
Who was James Monroe' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Elizabeth Monroe
President James Monroe Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of James Monroe
James Monroe was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of James Monroe can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

James Monroe Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was James Monroe born?  
 He was born on April 28, 1758, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was Spence Monroe
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Elizabeth Jones Monroe
Where was James Monroe educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at the College of William and Mary (Graduated in 1776)
 Religion: Episcopalian
What did James Monroe do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was James Monroe' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Elizabeth "Eliza" Kortright (1768-1830). They married on February 16, 1786
 The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Eliza Kortright Monroe (1786-1835); James Spence Monroe (1799-1800); Maria Hester Monroe (1803-50)
When did James Monroe die?
 He died on July 4, 1831, in New York, New York
James Monroe Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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