Twenty-Two. James Monroe and the Confederation, 1781–1789: The Making of a Virginia Statesman

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Robert W. Smith

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch22

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Smith, R. W. (2012) James Monroe and the Confederation, 1781–1789: The Making of a Virginia Statesman, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch22

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. Worcester State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655221

Online ISBN: 9781118281369

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Keywords:

  • James Monroe and the Confederation, 1781–1789;
  • the making of a Virginia statesman;
  • British invasion of Virginia;
  • The Virginia House of delegates;
  • Monroe's term in the House of Delegates, short-lived;
  • House of Delegates, electing Monroe to the Confederation Congress;
  • Monroe's term in Congress, navigation of the Mississippi River;
  • Monroe, counting on the Convention's greater power over commerce;
  • Monroe as Antifederalist;
  • Virginia ratification convention

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Invasion of Virginia

  • The Virginia House of Delegates

  • The Council of State

  • Monroe in Congress

  • New States in the West

  • Regulation of Commerce

  • The Mississippi River

  • Marriage and Return to Virginia

  • The Constitution

  • Monroe as Antifederalist

  • The Virginia Ratification Convention

  • The Race for Congress

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading