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James Monroe

James Monroe's Administration, 1817-1825

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An Overview of James Monroe's Administration
An Overview of James Monroe's Administration
As President, James Monroe presided quietly during a period known as "the era of good feeling." The frontier was moving rapidly westward, and small cities sprang up west of the Mississippi River. Rapidly extending frontiers soon caused Americans to consider whether slavery should be permitted in the new territories.

James Monroe: A Chronology of His Life and Career
James Monroe: A Chronology of His Life and Career
James Monroe became President after more than 40 years of public service. After fighting in the Revolution, he served as a U.S. Senator; Minister to France, Spain, and Great Britain; Governor of Virginia,;Secretary of State; and, Secretary of War.

Adams-Onis Treaty
The Adams-Onis Treaty
was signed in 1819 and ratified in 1821. Under its terms, Spain ceded East Florida to the United States, renounced all claims to West Florida and the Oregon Country, in exchange for which the United States agreed to pay $5,000,000. The treaty also established a boundary between Mexico and the United States.

Missouri Compromise of 1820
The Missouri Compromise of 1820
was actually two compromises in one, both of them arising out of Missouri's request for statehood. Passed on March 3, 1820, it proposed that Maine be admitted as a free state, thus balancing the admission of Missouri as a slave state.

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