James Monroe was the 5th president of the United States. His nickname in office was either "The last cocked hat" ,or "The era of good feelings president". His years in office were 1817-1825, his party was Democratic-Republican. He had a total of 183 electoral votes in the election of the presidents. In the 1820 election, he had received all but one electoral vote.
James Monroe went to College of William & Mary. He studied law with Thomas Jefferson, but had to cut his studies short so he could fight under Washington in the American Revolutionary War.
-"National honor is the national property of the highest value." -"Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all- liberty."
Monroe Doctrine- protector of the Western Hemisphere by forbidding European powers from colonizing additional territories in the Americas.
The Panic of 1819 was the first major depression to hit the country since the 1780's. The panic stemmed from declining imports and exports, and sagging agricultural prices. A number of state banks suspended payment on their notes and declared bankruptcy, with the second bank of the United States shifting to more conservative policies.