James Monroe Timeline

James Monroe Timeline. A lifetime of events for the Founding Father and 5th American President both public and private. From his birth on April 28, 1758 in Westmoreland County Virginia to his death on July 4, 1831 in New York, NY. Monroe was buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

President Monroe was the first U.S. Senator to be elected to the Presidency and the last elected founding father.



1758 James Monroe was born on April 28
1775 Lexington and Concord
Monroe leaves William and Mary school to join the army
Bunker Hill
1776 The Declaration of Independence
Monroe is promoted to First Lieutenant
Battle of Trenton
Monroe is wounded in the Battle of Trenton
1777 The Articles of Confederation is ratified
Monroe fights at Brandywine and Germantown
1780 Monroe is appointed the military commissioner of the Southern army
Monroe studies law under Thomas Jefferson
1782 Monroe is elected to the Virginia House of Delegates
1783 Monroe is elected to the Continental Congress
1786 Shay's Rebellion
Monroe is admitted to the bar
Monroe marries Elizabeth Kortright
Monroe is elected to the Virginia Assembly
1787 Constitutional Convention
1788 Monroe is elected to the Virginia State Convention
Monroe runs for Congress unsuccessfully
1789 George Washington is elected President
1790 Monroe is elected to the United States Senate
1794 Jay's Treaty
Monroe is appointed minister to France
1796 John Adams is elected President
1799 Monroe is elected Governor of Virginia
1801 Thomas Jefferson is elected President
1803 Louisiana Purchase
Monroe and John Adams negotiate a deal with Napoleon for the Louisiana Purchase
1804 Monroe goes to Spain to head diplomatic relations
1806 Monroe-Pinkey Treaty
Monroe is appointed commissioner to negotiate a treaty with England
1807 Thomas Jefferson opposes the Monroe-Pinkney Treaty
Monroe returns to the United States
1808 James Madison is elected President
1810 Monroe is elected to the Virginia Assembly
1811 Monroe is elected Governor of Virginia
President Madison appoints Monroe to Secretary of State
1812 War of 1812
1814 Treaty of Ghent
1816 Monroe is elected the 5th U.S. President
1817 Rush-Bagot Agreement
1818 First Seminole War
1819 Bank Panic
1819 Spain ceded Florida to the United States
1820 Missouri Compromise
Monroe is re-elected President
1823 Monroe announces the Monroe Doctrine
1825 John Quincy Adams is elected President
1826 Monroe becomes regent of the University of Virginia
1829 Monroe is elected chairman of the Virginia Constitutional Convention
1831 James Monroe dies on July 4th

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"It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty."

  ~James Monroe

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