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James Monroe was born on April 28, 1758, in Monroe Hall, Virginia to a carpenter and his wife. Monroe held many political offices including Senator from Virginia, Secretary of State, and Secretary of War. Monroe was elected in the 1816 presidential election as the Democratic-Republican nominee. His most notable accomplishment was authoring the Monroe Doctrine, steering the European powers away from Latin America. Monroe died in 1831 from heart failure.