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Dec 5, 2006 - Fredericksburg, VA

While in Historic Fredericksburg, we go to the James Monroe museum to learn about the 5th President of the US. We learned about his 1823 annual address that came to be known as The Monroe Doctrine (basically, the free and independent American continents are not to be colonized by any European power). He learned law by studying under Gov. Thomas Jefferson and was also a neighbor of Jefferson's. He held many political positions including two terms as President. We also drove through more historic civil war battlefields.

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