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50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and presidency of James Monroe. In 1817, Monroe was sworn in as the fifth President of the United States, and was the last who had fought in the War of Independence. Although his presidency was known as the "Era of Good Feelings" due to the relative political unity of the period, it was nonetheless a time of significant change and was marked by simmering tensions between the slaveholding South and abolitionist North.
In just 50 minutes you will:
oLearn about Monroe's career before becoming president, include his heroism during the American Revolutionary War and his diplomatic posts in France and Britain
oUnderstand the key events of his presidency, in particular the Missouri Compromise, the Monroe Doctrine and the First Seminole War
oEvaluate Monroe's legacy and the lasting impact of the Monroe Doctrine on US foreign policy
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