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Hidden : 12/31/2006
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This cache is dedicated to James Monroe

Fifth President
Born: April 28th, 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia
Died: July 4, 1831 in New York, New York
Married to Elizabeth Kortright Monroe
Monroe was only 16 years old when he left home for college, but two years later, he left college to fight in the Revolutionary War. He rose to the rank of major, and Washington called him a courageous soldier. He married Elizabeth Kortright on February 16, 1786, and they had two girls, Eliza and Martha
Monroe enunciated "The Monroe Doctrine," warning European Countries not to advance on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.

Apart from George Washington and Washington DC, James Monroe is the only U.S. President to have had a country's capital city named after him—that of Monrovia in Liberia which was founded by the American CononizationSociety, in 1822, as a haven for freed slaves.
Monroe was the third president to die on July 4.
Monroe was (arguably) the last president to have fought in the Revolutionary War, although Andrew Jackson served as a 13-year-old courier in the Continental Army and was taken as a prisoner of war by the British.
In the famous painting of Washington Crossing the Delaware (also depicted on the New Jersey state quarter), Monroe is standing behind George Washington and holds the American Flag
Monroe is considered to be the president who was in the most paintings; throughout the 1800's he was in over 350.

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