Fifth President of the United States
James Monroe had a great influence on the history of America, even though he was not a brilliant * person. He was somewhat shy and was not even a very good public speaker. But he helped the country to grow and become strong as a young nation.
His famous Monroe Doctrine helped to make the country secure by warning the countries of Europe not to interfere in the nation's business.
He was a patriot and a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
He studied law at the College of William and Mary. He looked up to Thomas Jefferson and read every book about law Jefferson told him to read. When he came to a problem, he would discuss it with his friend until he understood it. He finally left college so he could continue to study with Jefferson.
Monroe was a good friend. Jefferson said of him that you could safely tell him anything and he would keep it confidential * . "A better man cannot be," he said. Another time he said of Monroe, "Turn his soul wrong side outwards, and there is not a speck on it."
Louisiana Purchase (in white)
Some maps include parts of Texas and New Mexico.
When Jefferson was president, Monroe helped to arrange the Louisiana Purchase. This was a large area of land which was later divided into 15 states. Then when he became president, Florida was purchased from Spain. The country was growing very fast!
When he had a decision to make, he would ask experts and get their opinions before he made his final decision.
He always tried to see other people's viewpoints * and he tried to always be fair. By doing this, he was able to make friends with those who opposed him. The two terms he served as president became known as the Era of Good Feeling * .
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(Pronunciation note: the schwa sound is shown by ə)
a: very impressive
b : very smart or clever
- bril liant ly adverb ...
1 : 1SECRET 1a, PRIVATE
2 : trusted with secret matters
- con fi den tial ly /-'dench-(ə-)lE/ adverb ...
viewpoint (point of view)
: a way of looking at or thinking about something...
Pronunciation: 'ir-ə, 'er-ə, 'E-rə
1 : a period of time beginning with some special date or event
2 : an important or outstanding period of history
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