James Monroe was a great president who made a lot of positive contributions to the United States. His achievements include acquisition of Florida which opened large areas for settlement and agriculture. Also, President Monroe showed compassion for slaves during his presidency by granting them freedom through the enforcement of the Missouri Compromise. Monroe also helped free slaves to settle in Liberia, Africa. John Monroe also established the Monroe Doctrine which prevented Europe from interfering in the affairs of the United States.
During Monroe’s presidency the United States occupied large lands such as Florida which they obtained by fighting Native Americans in a series of wars the United called the Seminole Wars. This war was fought because the United States invaded and attempted to steal Florida which was occupied by the Native Americans at the time. Spain, the owner of Florida, eventually gave in to the United States and decided to give Florida up in return of $5 million. The Seminole War was bad from a moral perspective because the U.S. killed many innocent Native Americans. However, James Monroe did what was best for the country and from a presidential perspective it was positive because the United States was able to obtain lands for settlement and farming. The acquisition of Florida opened up large areas of settlement for U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens wanted to settle there because Florida offered farmland. Florida offered agricultural opportunities because the soil and weather were suitable for the cultivation of many crops like celery, oranges and sugarcane. This then helped the U.S. economy because farmers were able to harvest and sell crops like oranges and citrus fruits to other nations which then led to profits for the United States.
Monroe was also great because of the things he did for slaves. Monroe helped slaves during the Missouri Compromise. The Missouri Compromise was when...