James Monroe

James Monroe: Fifth President of the United States

By Christine Maloney Fitz-Gerald

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The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

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James Monroe: Fifth President of the United States

By Christine Maloney Fitz-Gerald

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The life and long political career of the fifth president of the United States whose Monroe Doctrine proclaimed opposition to further European control in the western hemisphere.

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James Monroe

By Debbie Levy

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Contents: Revolutionary roots -- Soldier to politician -- A thankless mission -- Governor Monroe -- Jefferson's man in Europe -- Seasoned leader -- The fifth president -- Times of change -- Winding down.

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Excerpts from The Monroe Doctrine

James Monroe expressed his thoughts on how foreign policy should be conducted at his seventh annual message to Congress on December 2, 1823. His words are considered an essential part of America's political history and became known as "the Monroe Doctrine."
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