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Fun Presidential Facts – James Monroe

Here are some fun facts and personal opinions about President James Monroe

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James Monroe: The Battle of Trenton and being a soldier

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” I Timothy 4:12 KJV
So how does that little bundle of nothing grow up into a living, productive being? This future President would be so inspired by him that he would go buy a rifle and join the college patriots. When the young, strong, handsome prince crossed one of his daughter’s path, he probably thought he struck gold.

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Jefferson Memorial at Sunrise with Cherry Blossoms -Washington DC Mar 2016

List: What similiar trait do I have with the first ten Presidents

Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, JQ Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, WH Harrison, and John Tyler. Those are the first ten Presidents. A list of how I think I am like them.

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Ship at Jamestown, Virginia

James Monroe – The Monroe Doctrine

“I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.” Psalm 30:1 KJV

Have you ever had one of those cases where you work so hard on something, only to have someone else take credit for your work? The bells of America’s freedom rang loud and nation after nation heard the clang.

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Author (in his younger days) running track in high school

Washington – Monroe – John Quincy Adams – Unanimous Elections?

“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:3-5 KJV

I was probably just an average track runner, maybe a little above average my senior year. I was definitely not a super star. We are all lucky because Jesus still found a way to be victorious, even with the betrayal of a friend.

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Blackwater Falls - West Virginia

James Monroe – The Era of Good Feeling

“And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.” 2 Samuel 6:16 KJV

As I sat there listening, I was quite insulted by the advice I was being given. Fun? How do you have fun? I really had no idea.

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