Twenty-Five. James Monroe as Secretary of State and Secretary of War, 1809–1817: Toward Republican Strategic Sobriety

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Mackubin Thomas Owens

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch25

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Owens, M. T. (2012) James Monroe as Secretary of State and Secretary of War, 1809–1817: Toward Republican Strategic Sobriety, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch25

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. Naval War College, 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 as Secretary of State and Secretary of War;
  • revolution of principles and triumph of pragmatism;
  • the US, an experiment, something new under the sun;
  • logic of Federalist foreign policy;
  • Jefferson's Embargo, and the Second War with Great Britain;
  • Monroe as Secretary of State;
  • Madison, abandoning the Jeffersonian reliance on economic pressure;
  • Acting Secretary of War;
  • war and a divided cabinet, Monroe and Armstrong;
  • unilateralism, international cooperation, rejection of alliances

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Origins of the Debate: Federalists and Republicans

  • Jefferson's Embargo and the Coming of the Second War with Great Britain

  • Monroe as Secretary of State

  • The Road to War

  • Acting Secretary of War

  • War and a Divided Cabinet: Monroe and Armstrong

  • Peace and Consolidation

  • Conclusion and Assessment

  • Further Reading