James Monroe And The American Revolution

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James Monroe, born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Spence Monroe and his wife Elizabeth Jones Monroe, was a very prominent man in history. James Monroe was also a very ambitious man who would, at most times, be a potential rival to many of his close companions in the presidential elections. He was the seventh Secretary of State, served as a member of the Congress of the Confederation, served as a U.S. Senator, served as the governor of Virginia, and was the fifth U.S. president. Monroe also served as the Secretary of War during the War of 1812. James Monroe was very active in the American Revolution, and, even later after the war was over, he was very active in politics. He traveled many times often to foreign countries dealing with affairs concerning various treaties to help keep the peace between countries or expand countries. James Monroe was born on April 28, in 1758 to Spence Monroe and his wife Elizabeth Jones Monroe. Spence Monroe was a prosperous planter who also practice carpentry. James Monroe 's mother was of Welsh heritage, and his father 's ancestry could be traced to a relative who fought in the English Civil Wars alongside Charles I. This relative was later captured and exiled to Virginia from England. James Monroe was homeschooled with his other siblings by his mother until the age of eleven. After he was homeschooled, Monroe attended Campbell Town Academy, which was run by Reverend Archibald Campbell. At Campbell Town Academy, James Monroe…
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