James Monroe President's Day

Born:  Apr. 28, 1758
Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia
Party:  Democratic-Republican
Age at Inauguration:  58
Served:  1817-1825
Died:  July 4, 1831
Age at Death:  73
College:  William and Mary
Religion:  Episcopalian
Occupation:  Lawyer
Runner-Up:  Rufus King (1816); No opposition (1820)
Vice President:  Daniel D. Tompkins (1817-1825)

Some Trivia

  • He was the first president to have been a U.S. senator.
  • He was the first president to ride on a steamboat.
  • In the election of 1820, Monroe received every electoral vote but one.  A New Hampshire delegate wanted Washington to be the only president elected unanimously.
  • He is best known for the "Monroe Doctrine" of 1816.  In essence, the Monroe Doctrine stated that the United States would not interfere in European wars or internal affairs, and expected Europe to reciprocate.
  • His inauguration in 1817 was the first to be held outdoors.

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