American politician, 5th President of the United States
James Monroe Rank
James Monroe Rank
About James Monroe
James Monroe was an American politician best known for being the fifth President of the United States, who served as President from 1817 to 1825. Prior to becoming President, he held a number of important positions, including the post of Governor of Virginia and the United States Secretary of War. Under President James Madison, he also served as the 7th United States Secretary of State. He was the last Founding Father of the United States to become President of the nation.
He was married to Elizabeth Kortright from 1786 until her death in 1830. Three children were born to the marriage.
He fought in the Battle of Trenton and almost died after sustaining a severe injury when a musket ball violently struck him in the shoulder.
The capital city of Liberia, Monrovia, was named after him.
Famous quotes by James Monroe
The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.James Monroe
The great increase of our population throughout the Union will alone produce an important effect, and in no quarter will it be so sensibly felt as in those in contemplation.James Monroe
James Monroe's Popularity
James Monroe was a famous American politician, 5th President of the United States, who was born on April 28, 1758. As a person born on this date, James Monroe is listed in our database as the 14th most popular celebrity for the day (April 28).
People born on April 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. James Monroe is the 327th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to James Monroe's birthday, James Monroe is the 2282nd most famous American.
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