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Old 05-25-06, 06:34 PM
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Default #5 -- James Monroe

"The American continents . . . are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers."
-- James Monroe

Birth: April 28, 1758

Death: July 4, 1831

Term of Office: March 4, 1817-March 3, 1825

Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms

First Lady: Elizabeth Kortright

Major Events While in Office:
First Seminole War (1817-1818)
Convention of 1818 (1818)
Florida purchased from Spain - Adams-Onís Treaty(1819)
Missouri Compromise (1820)
Cumberland Road Bill (1822)
Monroe Doctrine (1823)

States Entering Union While in Office:
Mississippi (1817)
Illinois (1818)
Alabama (1818)
Maine (1820)
Missouri (1821)

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Default #6 -- John Quincy Adams

"Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of the community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation."
-- John Quincy Adams

Birth: July 11, 1767

Death: February 23, 1848

Term of Office: March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829

Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term

First Lady: Louisa Catherine Johnson

Major Events While in Office:
Erie Canal Opens (1825)
Tariff of Abominations (1828)

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Default #7 -- Andrew Jackson

"Perpetuity is stamped upon the Constitution by the blood of our Fathers."
-- Andrew Jackson

Birth: March 15, 1767

Death: June 8, 1845

Term of Office: March 4, 1829-March 3, 1837

Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms

First Lady: Widower. His wife, Rachel Donelson Robards, died in 1828.

Nickname: "Old Hickory"; "King Andrew"

Major Events While in Office:
Peggy Eaton Affair (1828-1831)
Veto of Maysville Road Bill (1830)
Indian Removal Act of 1830 (1830)
Ordinance of Nullification (1832)
Veto of Recharter of Second Bank of the United States (1832)
Black Hawk War (1832)
Assassination Attempt (1835)
Texas Revolution (1836)

States Entering Union While in Office:
Arkansas (1836)
Michigan (1837)

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Default #8 -- Martin Van Buren

"As to the Presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it."
-- Martin Van Buren

Birth: December 5, 1782

Death: July 24, 1862

Term of Office: March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841

Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term

First Lady: Widower. His wife, Hannah Hoes, died in 1819.

Nickname: "Little Magician"; "Martin Van Ruin"

Major Events While in Office:
Panic of 1837 (1837)
Caroline Affair (1837)

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