James Monroe - (1758 - 1831)

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James Monroe Biography


MONROE, James, (nephew of Joseph Jones and uncle of James Monroe [1799-1870]), a Delegate and a Senator from Virginia and 5th President of the United States; born in Westmoreland County, Va., April 28, 1758; pursued classical studies; attended William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Va., in 1776 and left to enter the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War; appointed a lieutenant in the Third Virginia Regiment, participated in numerous engagements, and was severely wounded in the Battle of Trenton; rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel; member, State assembly 1782; Member of the Continental Congress 1783-1786; resumed the study of law; admitted to the bar and engaged in practice in Fredericksburg, Va.; member, State assembly 1786; delegate to the State convention to consider the Federal Constitution in 1788; unsuccessful candidate for election to the First Congress; elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Grayson; reelected in
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James Monroe Genealogy

Parents:
Andrew Spence Monroe (1727 - 1774)
Elizabeth Jones Monroe (1724 - 1772)

Spouse:
Elizabeth Kortright Monroe (1768 - 1830)

Children:
Eliza Kortright Monroe Hay (1786 - 1836)
James Spence Monroe (1799 - 1801)
Maria Hester Monroe Gouverneur (1804 - 1850)

Siblings:
Spence Monroe (1759 - ____)
Andrew Augustune Monroe (1760 - 1836)
Joseph Jones Monroe (1764 - 1824)

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James Monroe at 5 foot 4 inches and 100 pounds, was the lightest U.S. President
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US President James Monroe served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, served as Ambassador to France, and even served as governor of Virginia before becoming president. He was a popular president who is credited with creating a forei


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Quote 1375 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1375 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1375 Attacks on me will do no harm, and silent contempt is the best answer to them.

James Monroe: to George Hay, April 29, 1808
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Quote 1370 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1370 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1370 The Vice-President is an unnecessary officer. I can see no reason for such an officer. The Senate might of their own body elect a president who would have no dangerous influence.

James Monroe: Debate in Virginia Ratifying Convention
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Quote 1171 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1171 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1171 The more I have reflected on the subject, the better satisfied I am of the impolicy of assuming the state debts. The diminishing the necessity for State taxation will undoubtedly leave the national government more at liberty to exercise its powers and encrease the subjects on which it will act, for that purpose, and if that were absolutely a necessary power of the government, and no objections applied to the transfer itself of the publick creditors from one government to the other, without their consent, (for such a modification as leaves them not even a plausible alternative, amounts to the same thing, and such I understand the report to be) or to the probable inefficiency of the national government comparatively with those of the States in raising the necessary funds, I should perhaps have no objections to it at present.


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Let the influx of money be ever so great, if there be no confidence, property will sink in value.... The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.

James Monroe: Speech, Virginia Convention, June 20, 1788
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Quote 1404 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1404 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1404 How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism.


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