James Monroe is the last of the Virginia Dynasty to serve as president in our founding era (the others were Washington, Jefferson, and Madison). The Federalist party had all but disappeared in recent years, but the remaining members endorsed Rufus King of New York. Monroe, being very popular, a framer of the Constitution, and Revolutionary War hero, was easily elected.
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