The fifth President of the United States, James Monroe is most well known for his actions during the War of 1812. As secretary of state, he worked against the British invasion of Washington D.C., leading troops and tracking the enemy’s movements. He also fought in the Revolutionary War and held a wide variety of political positions, including governor of Virginia, minister to Britain and France, congressman, secretary of state and secretary of war—all before being elected to the presidency.
Presidential Leaders series
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