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1. Few details about James Monroe's childhood are known. We do know that he was born in April of 1758 to Spence and Elizabeth Jones Monroe. Like many of his predecessors, Monroe was born in which state?
2. One of the many political positions that Monroe held prior to becoming president was serving as minister to a certain European country, a position to which he was appointed by then president George Washington. To what country did Monroe serve as minister from 1794 to 1796?
3. From 1803 to 1807, James Monroe was appointed as minister to Great Britain, where he attempted to persuade the British to abandon their policy of impressment. Can you give me the name of the president who appointed Monroe as minister to Great Britain?
4. In 1816, Monroe received significant support as the Republican presidential nominee. Both former president Thomas Jefferson and retiring president James Madison offered Monroe their support. Who was Monroe's opponent in the election of 1816?
5. This man served as Monroe's vice president from 1817 to 1825. He had previously served as governor of New York from 1807 to 1817. Can you name this man, who was born in present day Scarsdale, New York?
6. Monroe unanimously received the nomination from the Republican Party for president in 1820. Monroe earned an incredible 231 electoral votes while his opponent received only one. Give me the name of the man who chose to cast his vote for John Quincy Adams instead of Monroe.
7. Monroe's Secretary of State served from 1817 to 1825. This man would go on to become his successor as president. Give me his name.
8. A popular phrase that came to be associated with Monroe's presidency first appeared in the "Columbian Centinel" in Boston. Can you identify the phrase?
9. One of the events that occurred during Monroe's presidency involved Spain ceding Florida to the United States. This involved a treaty which also fixed the southwestern boundary between the United States and Spanish territory at the Sabine River. Give me the name of the treaty.
10. During Monroe's last days, he developed a serious cough. There are some historians who believe that Monroe may have had tuberculosis. Monroe passed away on July 4, 1831. Can you give me the names of two other presidents who also passed away on July 4th?
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