The 5th president's policies helped create an “Era of Good Feelings,” a prosperous time never seen before or since in American history.
Monroe was seen guilty of impropriety, not wrongdoing. But his reputation suffered.
As Adams and Jefferson died, America came of age
Written in haste, on an April midnight in 1803, the unedited text of the message that led to the Louisiana Purchase is printed for the first time.
In 1817, “Old Pewt’s” rebellious cadets met their master in Sylvanus Thayer
The idea goes back to the very beginnings of our national history. Then as now, it was built upon human relationships, and these—as Mr. Jefferson found to his sorrow—make a fragile foundation.
Andrew Jackson won a stunning victory over a veteran British army that would eventually propel him to the White House