History Presidential Outline - James Monroe

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James Monroe Presidential Outline I. Name: James Monroe II. State of Birth/State which he ran for President: Virginia III. Educational and Occupational Background: He attended school at Campbellton Academy and then the College of William and Mary. Afterwards, he fought in the continental army. He was then elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and later the continental congress. He also served as a US senator. IV. Dates of Term/Terms of Office: March 4 th , 1817 – March 3 rd , 1825 V. Prominent Issues in Election: The declining of the Federalist Party was occurring at this time. After the War of 1812, the republicans received credit for the newly found peace in America and thus Monroe won with a great majority of the Electoral College votes each time. The second time he ran, it was during the era of good feelings. VI. Opponents: Daniel D. Tompkins, Republican VII. Vice President: Daniel D. Tompkins VIII. Political Party: Republican (Democratic-Republican) IX. Major Domestic Happenings: - 1817, James Monroe becomes president. Monroe was elected twice almost by acclamation. Many Americans credited Monroe, the republican representative, with the victory in the war and for the newly found peace, and thus began the “era of good feelings.” - 1817, Beginning of “Era of Good Feelings.” The administrations (1817-25) of James Monroe were designated the Era of Good Feelings, meaning that there were no real party divisions; in fact, the period was one of one-party politics dominated by the democratic- republicans. A new peace could be found after the war. - 1817, First Seminole War. This was a war that occurred in Florida between the US and the tribes. In east Florida, US Army General Andrew Jackson invaded. This was followed by the rebellion of several Seminoles, an Indian tribe in the area. They also included maroons and slaves who had been living amongst them. Monroe declared that Spain was not living up to their part of the Pinckney treaty by failing to control the Seminoles. - 1817, Mississippi Enters the Union. Mississippi was the 20
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