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 Memorial Museum and showed them throughout the program, with Mr. Voelkel talking about the historic preservation performed in the archives. Additionally, Monroe’s birthplace and gravesite, as well as his various homes, were shown. John McMahon, a teacher at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg, VA, was interviewed by telephone about what his students knew about President Monroe. Throughout the program participants responded to audience telephone calls. close
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John McMahon Teacher
John Pearce Director Monroe (James) Museum and Memorial Library
Daniel F. Preston Editor College of William and Mary
David Voelkel Curator Monroe (James) Museum and Memorial Library
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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.
Mr. Hunt explained the content of the Monroe Doctrine and the origin of the document.
Papers of President James Monroe
Mr. Gawalt discussed the letters and documents of President James Monroe, including letters from the Revolutionary War…
James Monroe Biographical Vignette
Various portraits and biographical sketches comprised the vignette of James Monroe.