Scholars back the Monroe Doctrine in Venezuela

“It is impossible that the allied powers should extend their political system to any portion of either continent without endangering our peace and happiness; nor can anyone believe that our southern brethren, if left to themselves, would adopt it of their own accord.” — President James Monroe, 1823. “The destinies of our nations will not be dictated by foreign powers; …

On March 6, 2019 We Remembered the Anniversary of the Signing of the Missouri Compromise

On this day in 1820, President James Monroe signed the Missouri Compromise, a measure aimed at keeping the number of slave-holding and free states equal. The deal brought Missouri into the Union as a slave state while Maine entered as a free state. The legislation barred slavery in territories north of a line to be drawn at Missouri’s southern boundary, …

A Great Loss – Jack Marsh

The James Monroe Memorial Foundation mourns the loss of our Honorary Chairman, John “Jack” O. Marsh, Jr., who served longer than anyone in history as Secretary of the Army, and with great honor and distinction in numerous positions in the Executive and Legislative Branches in government. He was elected to Congress and served in the White House as Counselor to …

On August 25, 2018 We Gave a Talk on Monroe’s 1818 Activities

At the Norfolk Chapter, Daughters of the War of 1812, Mark Walsh, Board Member of the James Monroe Memorial Foundation, presented a talk on President James Monroe’s 1818 activities as our 5th President.  Mr. Walsh was dressed as a fur trader who lived among Native Americans might have dressed…that includes loin cloth (as opposed to apron), leggings, moccasins and long …