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James Monroe, The Three of Diamonds
5th President of the United States, 1817—1825

James Monroe was a handsome, well build, popular, sober hero who chuckled sparingly. Monroe did not worry about losing his run for a second term; he had no opponents. He was most famous for the “Monroe Doctrine”, which warned Europe not to interfere with the Western Hemisphere. Although a crafty real estate man when working on behalf of the United States (he doubled the size of the country by negotiating the Louisiana Purchase) Monroe died a poor man.

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