President James Monroe - Presidential Oath of Office Administered to James Monroe by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

President James Monroe - Presidential Oath of Office Administered to James Monroe by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Elizabeth Monroe.  Married to James Monroe, who was in office 1817-1825. ~ (© Everett Collection Inc./Alamy)

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Elizabeth Monroe. Married to James Monroe, who was in office 1817-1825. ~ (© Everett Collection Inc./Alamy)

The man standing behind George Washington and holding the American flag in the famous painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” is 18-year-old officer and future president James Monroe.

The man standing behind George Washington and holding the American flag in the famous painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” is 18-year-old officer and future president James Monroe.

05: James Monroe 1758-1831 Dates in office:1817-1825 Political Party: Democratic-Republican: 1819 Florida ceded by Spain to the United States. In exchange the U.S. cancelled $5 million in Spanish debts. Monroe policy bears his name, responding to the threat that the governments in Europe might try to aid Spain in winning back her former Latin American colonies.He and Secretary of State John Quincy Adams wished to avoid trouble with Spain until it had ceded the Floridas, as was done in 1821.

05: James Monroe 1758-1831 Dates in office:1817-1825 Political Party: Democratic-Republican: 1819 Florida ceded by Spain to the United States. In exchange the U.S. cancelled $5 million in Spanish debts. Monroe policy bears his name, responding to the threat that the governments in Europe might try to aid Spain in winning back her former Latin American colonies.He and Secretary of State John Quincy Adams wished to avoid trouble with Spain until it had ceded the Floridas, as was done in 1821.

James Monroe, Fifth President of the United States - Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-16956

Who Was James Monroe?

James Monroe, Fifth President of the United States - Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-16956

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