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    James Monroe's Political Career

    Dan Preston, editor of James Monroe’s papers, talked about the fifth president’s early political career and what motivated voters to support him. He also explained how the early Electoral College…

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    James Monroe's Highland

    Sara Bon-Harper talked about James Monroe’s Highland. America’s fifth president was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, but in 1793 purchased land near Charlottesville, where he built a home he called “Highland.”…

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    The Last Founding Father

    Harlow Unger talked about his book The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness (Da Capo Press; September 29, 2009). In this biography he recounts the life of the…

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    James Monroe and Foreign Policy

    Cassandra Good talked about James Monroe’s works as a diplomat in Europe and his international policies as president. She was interviewed at the Society for Historians of American Foreign…

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    First Ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams

    Richard Norton Smith, Daniel Preston, and Amanda Mathews talked about the life and influence of first ladies Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Catherine Adams and responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Portraits of James Monroe

    Daniel Preston, editor of The Papers of James Monroe, presented paintings of the fifth president of the United States, including those done painted President Monroe’s life. The Papers of James…

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    James Monroe Papers

    Dan Preston visited the James Monroe Museum and Library in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He talked about the papers of the 5th President of the United States, and showed items from Monroe’s collection of books…

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    Life Portrait of James Monroe

    In the fifth in a series on American presidents, Mr. Pearce and Mr. Preston discussed the life and career of James Monroe. They talked about the exhibits and artifacts at the James Monroe…

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    Virginians in the White House

    Edward Crapol and Daniel Preston talked about their books about John Tyler and James Monroe. Edward Crapol is the author of John Tyler, the Accidental President, published by The University of North…

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    James Monroe and John Quincy Adams

    Mr. Smith spoke about how the fifth president, James Monroe, who served from 1817 to 1825, and John Quincy Adams, his secretary of state, reshaped U.S. nationalism during the period. He…

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    Papers of President James Monroe

    Mr. Gawalt discussed the letters and documents of President James Monroe, including letters from the Revolutionary War period and from Thomas Jefferson.

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    Monroe Home at Ash Lawn-Highland

    Scenes were shown of Ash Lawn-Highland, the home James Monroe built for his wife and family.

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    James Monroe Biographical Vignette

    Various portraits and biographical sketches comprised the vignette of James Monroe.

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    Monroe Doctrine

    Mr. Hunt explained the content of the Monroe Doctrine and the origin of the document.

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    Washington Journal: Fredericksburg

    In the last of a three-part series, the life and of President Monroe were profiled. In the first segment, Mr. Pearce talked about the purpose and operations of the museum, which is where Madison began his political…

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    Life Portrait of James Monroe

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