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    Virginia Presidents

    This was a look at the eight Virginia-born presidents who led the nation from its 18th-century origins and into the 20th century -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James…

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    Sculpting James Monroe

    Sculptor Gordon Kray talked about his artistic process in creating a statue of James Monroe for the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. The fifth president attended the college until he…

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    James Monroe's Life and Legacy

    Historian Scott Harris talked about James Monroe’s life, including the fifth president’s Revolutionary War service, his work as a lawyer, his path to the presidency, and the Monroe Doctrine that…

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    James Monroe and George Washington

    James Monroe and George Washington shared a bond forged in the Revolutionary War. Each man would serve his country as president. But the politics of the young nation drove a wedge between them. In this lecture…

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    James Monroe

    Historian Tim McGrath recounted the life of America’s fifth President James Monroe. This was a virtual event hosted by George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    Historian Richard Norton Smith, Director of the Gerald R. Ford Museum & Library spoke about how the fifth president, James Monroe, who served from 1817 to 1825, and John Quincy Adams, his…

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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 James Monroe were profiled. In the first segment, John Pearce talked about the purpose and operations of the Monroe Museum, which was where Madison…

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