A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

I want to take the approximately month and a half to review the United State past Presidents as inspiration. All adult citizens are preparing to vote for the next President of the United States of America. Looking back, may prepare each of us to move forward. We can be inspired by the Presidents of the United States of America.


James Monroe was the 5th President of the United States of America. He held the office from March 4, 1817 until March 4, 1825. His Vice President was Daniel D. Tompkins. James Monroe was, also, a planter, lawyer, statesman, and college administrator. He was a Founding Father as well. He was the last President from the Virginian Dynasty.


James Monroe was born in 1758 in Monroe Hall, Virginia, British America. He had several siblings. His father died in 1774 and James inherited his father’s plantation and slaves. He enrolled in the College of William & Mary. In 1775, he dropped out of college and joined the Virginia Regiment in the Continental Army. Monroe was the last President to have served as a soldier during the Revolutionary War.


During the Battle of Trenton, he was wounded in the shoulder. From 1780 until 1783, he studied law. He then served as a delegate in the Continental Congress. In 1790, he became a United States Senator Dom Virginia. In 1794, he became a United States Minister to France. In 1799, he became the Governor of Virginia. I  1803, he became a United States Minister to the United Kingdom. In 1811, he served a few months as the Governor of Virginia again. In 1811, he became the United States Secretary of State. While Secrtary of State, he also spent time as Secretary of War. Next, he became President.


James Monoe married Elizabeth Kortright in 1786. They had three children. Monroe was an absentee slaveowner and had overseers. Slaves were mistreated and separated from their families when it was deemed profitable.


A nickname of James Monroe was The Era of Good Feelings President. He was supported by many and America was not very politically divided at this time in history. He was, also, nicknamed The Last Crocked Hat because he was the last President to wear a tricorne hat.


James Monroe died July 4, 1831. The James Monroe Tomb is in Richmond, Virginia and is a US National Historic Landmark. Buildings, cities, counties, and more have been named in his honor. Statues, stamps, and more exist with his likeness. Be inspired! Have a bright day!

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