1776 As a Lieutenant in the colonial army, Monroe crossed the Deleware River with Washington.
1790 Monroe is elected to U.S. Senate
1794 Washington appoints Monroe as a mister to France.
1803 Monroe helps negotiate the Louisiana Purchase.
1811 Madison appoints Monroe Secretary of State
1816 Monroe is elected President.
1818 General Andrew Jackson invades Spanish Florida and U.S. and Great Briton agree to joint control of the Oregon Territory.
1819 Economic depression strikes the nation.
1820 Missouri Compromise is passed.
1823 The Monroe Doctrine is announced.
1830 Elizabeth Monroe dies.
1831 James Monroe dies.
5th President 1817-1825
Born: Westmorland County, Virginia April 28, 1758
Died: New York, NY July 4, 1851, Age 73
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