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PRESIDENT JAMES MONROE (April 28, 1758 - July 4, 1831)
Fifth President of the United States
US acquired Florida 1819
Missouri Compromise 1820
Monroe Doctrine 1823
Attorney at Law
Helped negotiate the Louisiana Purchase
Lieutenant in the Continental
Army, served with distinction in the Battles of Trenton,(where he was shot in
the left shoulder), Brandywine, & Germantown.
Depicted holding the flag
in the famous painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware
One of two
Presidents who fought in Revolutionary war; and the only one wounded.
elected to the Virginia House.
1783-1786 served in the Continental Congress.
First President President, to host a White House Wedding. Maria Hester
Monroe (his daughter) to Samuel L. Gouverneur.
First, President to ride a
One, of only three Presidents; to die on a July 4th date
U.S. Senator to be President
First President to hold his inaugural
His second inaugural was the first one the U.S. Marine ban
played. They have played at every inauguration since.
The year that James
Monroe was elected president, the White House was painted white. Prior to that,
it was a strange blend of brown and yellow, with green shutters.
President to tour the country
Descendant of King Edward III; through his
Appointed General Andrew Jackson to command during the
1st Seminole War.
Facts about Monroe, Michigan
Monroe's original name was Frenchtown when about 100 French families in 1785 came from Detroit and Canada to settle.
The first raising of the American Flag in Michigan was here in 1796.
Named in honor of President James Monroe.
In July, 1817, Monroe County was a first step in organizing the Michigan Territory after the War of 1812.
The old settlement of Frenchtown, was situated at the site of the present Courthouse. The name was changed to Monroe and became the County Seat in September, 1817
Monroe's St. Antoine's Church is the second oldest church in the state.
Place of the River Raisin Massacre, War of 1812.
Home of General George A Custer.
Ranks 50th in population in Michigan.