President James Monroe
James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States, serving from 1817 to 1825. He was known for his foreign policy accomplishments, including the Monroe Doctrine which declared that the Western Hemisphere was off-limits for colonization by European powers. He was also responsible for the acquisition of Florida from Spain and the Missouri Compromise, which helped to ease tensions between free and slave states. Prior to his presidency, Monroe served as a U.S. Senator, Governor of Virginia, and Secretary of State under President James Madison. He died on July 4, 1831, at the age of 73.
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