Gallery of Historical Figures – Gallery Guide


Selection of Historical Figures from the United States Revolutionary Period, including Patriots and Founders.

Portrait length color image of James Monroe aka.
Text: Signature image of James Monroe aka.

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James Monroe studied law under Thomas Jefferson and went on to be fifth President, serving two terms. He presided over a period of prosperity and westward expansion. As Secretary of State during the Jefferson presidency, Monroe was a key participant in the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from the French. Policy of the U. S. towards the emerging countries of Latin America is known as the Monroe Doctrine.

Monroe was the last of the Founding Fathers and the last of the Virginia dynasty to be president.

Full length color image of James Monroe aka.

Left close up color image of James Monroe aka.

Right closup color image of James Monroe aka.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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