Founding Brothers

by

Joseph J. Ellis

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James Monroe was Thomas Jefferson’s “loyal […] disciple.” Like Jefferson, Monroe was a Virginian, and attempted to persuade Jefferson out of agreeing to the Compromise of 1790 on the grounds that it was not sufficiently beneficial to Virginia. Monroe served as Minister to France under John Adams, during which time he betrayed Adams’ orders in order to advantage Jefferson.
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James Monroe Character Timeline in Founding Brothers

The timeline below shows where the character James Monroe appears in Founding Brothers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: The Dinner
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Heroism, Leadership, and Collaboration Theme Icon
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On the day the deal was made, Jefferson wrote to James Monroe , his “loyal Virginian disciple,” explaining the necessity of the compromise. Monroe responded that the... (full context)
Chapter 4: The Farewell
Conflict vs. Compromise Theme Icon
Heroism, Leadership, and Collaboration Theme Icon
The Personal vs. The Political Theme Icon
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Jefferson’s protégé James Monroe , the minister to France, promised the French that Jay’s Treaty would not pass. He... (full context)