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James Monroe

Presidential Number: 5th
Years he was President: 1817-1825
State Represented: Virginia
Party Affiliation: Democratic-Republican
Fact(s): He was the first president to ride a steamboat. He made the Monroe Doctrine.

Birthday: April 28, 1758
How old would he be this year? 245
School(s) attended: College of William and Mary
Wife: Elizabeth Monroe
Occupation(s) before he was President: Lawyer
Other way(s) he served: Ambassador to France, Governor of Virginia, represented Virginia in the Continental Congress, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, Secretary of War
Height: 6 feet,
Pets: His daughter had a Spaniel

Life in America
How would he have traveled? Steamboat
How would he have communicated with his friends? Letter
U.S. Population when term began: 9,638,453
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 24

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Art and information provided by fifth-graders from Abingdon Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. Coloringbook drawings by White House artist Rania Hassan.

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