National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet James Monroe
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James Monroe was a lawyer, U.S. diplomat, and Founding Father. Monroe is best known for drafting the “Monroe Doctrine,” which is the U.S. policy toward the Western Hemisphere and turns 200 this year. The doctrine, still in effect today, warned European powers not to interfere in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere as such interference would be perceived as a threat to the United States. James Monroe is portrayed by educator and historian James “Jay” G. Harrison III.
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