Biography of James Monroe

by John Vanderlyn

The fifth president of the United States of America and the last President from the founding fathers, James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland county, Virginia. His parents were Elizabeth Jones Monroe and Spence Monroe who were a bountiful planter. His father was a descendant of soldiers during the … Read more

James Monroe Childhood

James Monroe’s portrait in 1794

Introduction Hearing about the fifth president of the United States of America, President James Monroe, the first thing to ring will be the Monroe Doctrine. James Monroe is renowned as the leader who took down the European forces in meddling in the affairs concerning different nations in the Western Hemisphere. He was … Read more

James Monroe’s Family Life

Portrait of Eliza Monroe Hay

Introduction Being the fifth president of the United States of America, James Monroe is known for establishing principles of foreign policies, thus, known as the Monroe Doctrine. Perhaps his contribution to the USA can be found in history books or possibly discussed inside the classroom. But ever wonder about the family life … Read more