James Monroe

Early Life and Family

Where did James receive his early education?

James received home schooling until age eleven. After that, he studied at Campbelltown Academy, a prestigious school headed by Reverend Archibald Campbell. John Marshall, the future fourth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was one of his young classmates at the academy. At age sixteen, Monroe entered The College of William & Mary. He dropped out of college to fight in the Revolutionary War.

Portrait of President James Monroe.


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