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 …

Read all of the messages and papers by President James Monroe

Here is a wonderful website referred to us by Mark Walsh.  The site contains the letters and papers of James Monroe from March 1, 1818 (President Elect) to February 28, 1825 (Creek Nation Treaty). The website is the American Presidency Project and it is affiliated with the University of California.

Over 200 years ago, a US president served 2 cabinet posts at the same time

• US President James Monroe was the only person to ever simultaneously fill two Cabinet positions. • He served as both Secretary of State and Secretary of War during the War of 1812. • His actions during the war helped the United States avoid losing the war. Business Insider Article, December 2012