American Presidents

More about James Monroe

  • He left the Executive Mansion in debt and resorted to living with his daughter and her in-laws in New York City.
  • Elizabeth Monroe played an important role in saving Lafayette’s wife from imprisonment and death by the guillotine when she accompanied her husband to France in 1794, during the French Revolution.
  • At the time of his election, almost 9 million people lived in the U.S.
  • "The earth was given to mankind to support the greatest number of which it is capable, and no tribe or people have a right to withhold from the wants of others more than is necessary for their own support and comfort."

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