James Monroe

5th President of the United States

James Monroe - 5th President of the United States

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  • The single greatest legislative accomplishment in the second half of the twentieth century came on July 30, 1965, the date President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments that created Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Hyperbole is so often used when we discuss the impact that this President or that President had on America, but that just isn't the case for the 26th President of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt was catapulted into the Executive Office after the assassination of William McKinley in September of 1901.
  • Medicaid: From LBJ to Obama
    July 30, 1965 is a day that will go down as one of America's greatest days. After a truly bipartisan vote in both the House of Representatives and the US Senate, an amendment to the Social Security Act setting up our nations first public health insurance program passed and was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • Fredrick Douglass' Unique Perspective on Lincoln
    Fredrick Douglass is one of the greatest people in American history. Douglass started life as a slave and would eventually meet multiple presidents and even be the first African-American to be nominated for the Vice-Presidency (even though he didn't seek nor acknowledge the nomination). Douglass fought against the injustice of slavery for his entire life.

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  • We should demand high standards from William Barr. Spiro Agnew’s case shows why.Wed Feb 13, 2019 | washingtonpost.com
    In the winter of 1973, 46 years ago, the three of us were assistant U.S. attorneys in Baltimore starting a federal grand jury investigation of a corrupt Democratic county...
  • Donald Trump gives a baffling, extremely incorrect history lesson on Andrew JacksonMon May 01, 2017 | thinkprogress.org
    It’s not unusual for an American president to try and learn from this nation’s history. But the lessons that President Donald Trump has apparently drawn from his studies...
  • Executive order that incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75Sun Feb 19, 2017 | pbs.org
    Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and locked up for...
  • George and Martha Up Close and PersonalSat Dec 19, 2015 | thedailybeast.com
    Flora Fraser has an illustrious pedigree. She’s the granddaughter of the renowned historian Lady Elizabeth Longford, the daughter of noted biographer Antonia Fraser, and...
  • Dec. 14, 1799: The excruciating final hours of President George WashingtonMon Dec 14, 2015 | pbs.org
    It was a house call no physician would relish. On Dec. 14, 1799, three doctors were summoned to Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Va., to attend to a critically ill,...
  • Wilson Perfectly Embodies U.S. Hypocrisy. That’s Why We Should Remember HimSun Dec 06, 2015 | politico.com
    From the genteel halls of Princeton University, students are trying to pull another American hero from his pedestal. It turns out that Woodrow Wilson, who was president of...
  • Bernie Sanders’s New Deal SocialismFri Nov 20, 2015 | newyorker.com
    Now we finally know what Bernie Sanders means by “democratic socialism.” Speaking on his political philosophy at Georgetown yesterday, the Vermont senator and Democratic...
  • The End of IsolationMon Sep 29, 2014 | theatlantic.com
    If President Wilson, when he addressed the League to Enforce Peace, at Washington (May 27, 1916), had been content to make an academic speech in favor of the processes of...
  • Obama Doesn't Have a DoctrineMon Sep 29, 2014 | huffingtonpost.co.uk
    Much has been made of President Barack Obama's "fecklessness" in international affairs. He doesn't have a coherent strategy against ISIS, according to Senator Rand Paul. He...
  • Monroe: Monroe DoctrineSat Jan 01, 2005 | thenagain.info
    Many important subjects will claim your attention during the present session, of which I shall endeavor to give, in aid of your deliberations, a just idea in this...

James Monroe Videos

  • The Monroe Doctrine
    The Monroe DoctrineSun Mar 11, 2012
    President Monroe tells the rest of the world to stay away from North and South America.
  • Disney The American Presidents: James Monroe
    Disney The American Presidents: James MonroeWed Jan 27, 2010
    American history is so much more than dates and documents — it's the dynamic story of the real men and women, immigrants and Native Americans, who together built our country. Disney's...