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James Monroe

(1758—1831) American Democratic Republican statesman


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(1758–1831)

US Democratic Republican statesman, 5th President of the USA (1817–25). In 1803, while minister to France under President Jefferson, he negotiated and ratified the Louisiana Purchase, by which territory formerly owned by France was sold to the USA. He is chiefly remembered, however, as the originator of the Monroe Doctrine.


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