James Monroe
(American, 1758 - 1831)
  • 5th President of the United States of America (1817-1825)

President when the British burned the White House during the war of 1812. It was when the President's Mansion, as it was called then, was repainted that it got the White color it has to day although it wouldn't be till many years later that it was known as the White House. Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, was named after James Monroe. The Monroe Doctrine was the idea of President Monroe's Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams, and was expressed in the President's State of the Union address of 1823. It has no legal standing

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Name:James Monroe
Dates:1758 - 1831
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