James Monroe is best known for the Monroe Doctrine. But he was also responsible for the Monroe Guideline, the Monroe Friendly Advice, and the Monroe Here’s What I’d Do If I Were You But Hey It’s Your Call.
The Monroe Doctrine, of course, states what would become the keystone of American foreign policy: “Bite me, France!”
Here are a few more fact-like items about our 5th president, James Monroe:
- The Monroe presidency was known as The Era Of Good Feelings, mainly because somebody dumped a bunch of Ecstasy in the drinking water.
- James Monroe bought Florida from the Spanish, the first of many shady real estate deals involving that part of the country.
- During the Monroe administration, the nation suffered through the Panic of 1819, which was caused by a group of young men known only as “The Backstreet Boys.”