History for Kids – Today is James Monroe’s Birthday

Happy Birthday to our 5th president, James Monroe.  All the ladies in his time thought he was so cute. James Monroe was born on April 28th, 1758, in Westmoreland Country, Virginia. His vice president was Daniel D. Tompkins. James Monroe died on July 4th, 1831 in New York, New York. He was the 3rd president to die on July 4th because Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4th as well.

I am wondering if James Monroe got so fancy because he was sent to France by Thomas Jefferson. France is pretty fancy.  Thomas sent James to France to buy the vast Louisiana Territory. James Monroe’s times were known as the “Era of Good Feelings.”


James Monroe here.

The first wedding in the White House  was when James’s daughter Maria got married. The coolest thing about James Monroe was when he went for reelection no one in the whole United States ran against him.  James also wrote the Monroe Doctrine. It said that North and South America were ready to defend their side of the Atlantic Ocean.  They did not want Europe to set up any new colonies. “Hands off America.” He was president from 1817 – 1825. His wife was Elizabeth. She must have been proud to be such a cute guy’s wife. James Monroe was a cute and fancy president.


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