Presidency of James Monroe Research Paper by Master Researcher

Presidency of James Monroe
An overview of the life of President James Monroe.
# 40193 | 3,275 words | 17 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 07, 2003 in History (U.S. Presidency)

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This paper is a biographical analysis of James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States. The paper provides a background of his life and his presidency and then evaluates his performance in the White House. The paper notes his weaknesses but points out that he was at the helm of the nation at a critical point when its independence was not yet assured and its national identity was not fully formed. The paper asserts that his contribution to assuring the former and solidifying the latter are beyond dispute. This paper includes an outline.

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"James Monroe was born April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Spence and Elizabeth Jones Monroe. As a child, Monroe attended local schools and in 1774 entered William and Mary College in Williamsburg, then the capital of Virginia, where he was regularly exposed to the forefront of revolutionary thought and action in the colonies. Within a year - at age 18 -- Monroe dropped out of college to devote more time to participating in the colonial revolt (Elliot, 1969).
"The future president left Williamsburg in August 1776 to join General George Washington's army in New York, participating in the successful Battle of Harlem Heights on September 16, one day after he had finally reached Washington's contingent. On October 28, Monroe participated in the Battle of White Plains and withdrew, with the rest of the colonial forces, to the north, then across the Hudson River to New Jersey. He was among the first to cross the ice-choked Delaware River at Trenton, New Jersey, on that now-famous and often memorialized Christmas Day rowboat journey. The following day, Monroe was seriously injured during the Battle of Trenton, in which a thousand English were captured. Washington promoted him to the rank of captain, citing his "bravery under fire" during this battle."

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