Category Archives: James Monroe

  1. We Don’t Want Nobody Nobody Sent

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    May 14, 2014 by Lorene

    Zachary Taylor was James Madison’s cousin. When Madison was Secretary of State, he recommended Taylor for military service. Taylor would …
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  2. The end of the Era of Good Feelings

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    September 23, 2013 by Lorene

    Many major advances in the arts and education happened during Monroe’s time as President, also known for a while as …
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  3. Nepotism 19th Century Style

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    September 23, 2013 by Lorene

    With only a salary of $25,000 a year, Monroe had to support his family, pay for official and unofficial entertainment, …
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  4. “White House”

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    September 23, 2013 by Lorene

    Like Washington, Monroe toured the states as President. When he came back from one of his tours in September, 1819, …
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  5. While the Capitol Burns

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    September 23, 2013 by Lorene

    In 1814, when British troops landed on either side of the capitol city, Monroe “commandeered a small fleet of boats …
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  6. Back to Paris

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    September 23, 2013 by Lorene

    In 1803, the Monroe’s went back to Paris to ‘get New Orleans.’ Three weeks after arriving, he signed an agreement …
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  7. More Monroe

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    September 22, 2013 by Lorene

    In 1785, Monroe resigned his seat in Congress and moved his family back to Fredericksburg. They lived in a house …
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