1. James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825 being the last president among the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was born on April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. His father was Spence Monroe, a farmer and carpenter and his mother was Elizabeth Jones.

2. The colony of Liberia was established during the administration of Monroe, and Monrovia, Liberia became the only foreign capital to be named after the president of United States.

3. Apart from being a successful political figure he had also served Continental Army and fight in the American Revolution. During the war he was promoted from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel.

4. He was a great negotiator and the previous president of the nation, President Thomas Jefferson approached Monroe for a diplomatic affair as a special envoy to France to administer the negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase.

5. Monroe was admired after the War of 1812. And the admiration of the people led him to win the Democratic-Republican nomination and he faced little opposition from Rufus King who was the Federalist candidate during his time.

6. He won an enormous victory in the Election of 1820 as there was no candidate against President Monroe. He won all electoral votes except one. He was known to be a charismatic figure who could easily handle any issues related to nation building. His presidency was marked to be an “Era of Good Feelings”.

7. With his presidency the first period of American presidential history ended .He retired in 1825. After six years he died on July 4, 1831 and has been ranked one among the most successful presidents of United States.

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