1. James Monroe Crossing, an acclaimed bluegrass and gospel quintet global music group Ensemble Aventura and enjoys collaborating in Hudson with pianist Layton James.
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3. James Monroe served as the fifth President of the United States of America from 1817 to 1825.
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8. At the convention, James Monroe made his final public statement on slavery, proposing that Virginia emancipate and deport its bondsmen with "the aid of the Union.
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9. James Monroe was raised in a family that belonged to the Church of England when it was the state church in Virginia before the Revolution.
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10. James Monroe was originally buried in New York at the Gouverneur family's vault in the New York City Marble Cemetery.
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11. On July 4, 1831, James Monroe died from heart failure and tuberculosis, thus becoming the third president to have died on Independence Day.
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21. James Monroe repeatedly urged Congress to pass an amendment allowing Congress the power to finance internal improvements, but Congress never acted on his proposal, in part because many congressmen believed that the Constitution did in fact authorize the federal financing of internal improvements.
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24. James Monroe largely ignored old party lines in making federal appointments, which reduced political tensions and augmented the sense of "oneness" that pervaded the United States.
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26. James Monroe had strong support from many in the party, but his candidacy was challenged at the 1816 Democratic-Republican congressional nominating caucus.
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29. James Monroe had long worked for peace with the British, but he came to favor war with Britain, joining with "war hawks" such as Speaker of the House Henry Clay.
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30. James Monroe returned to the Virginia House of Burgesses and was elected to another term as governor in 1811, but served only four months.
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31. James Monroe won 3,400 votes in Virginia, but received little support elsewhere.
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33. On his return to Virginia in 1807, James Monroe received a warm reception, and many urged him to run in the 1808 presidential election.
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34. James Monroe was severely pained by the administration's repudiation of the treaty, and he fell out with Secretary of State James Madison.
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35. James Monroe found little success in this endeavor, partly due to Jefferson's alienation of the British minister to the United States, Anthony Merry.
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37. James Monroe began to give State of the Commonwealth addresses to the legislature, in which he highlighted areas in which he believed the legislature should act.
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38. James Monroe added that interview to his notes, and sent the entire set to a friend, possibly Thomas Jefferson, for safekeeping.
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40. James Monroe was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1782.
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41. James Monroe sold his small inherited Virginia plantation in 1783 to enter law and politics.
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48. James Monroe sought to appease the antagonisms and bridge the divisions that had marked American political life since the War of 1812, quietly using his influence as president to encourage compromises and endorsing a consensual form of American nationalism.
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50. James Monroe was the last president of the Virginia dynasty, and his presidency ushered in what is known as the Era of Good Feelings.
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51. James Monroe was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fifth President of the United States from 1817 to 1825.
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