James Monroe


Whom did Monroe defeat in the election of 1816?

Monroe trounced Federalist Rufus King during the election of 1816. King was a former signer of the U.S. Constitution, a former U.S. senator from New York and a former Federalist candidate for vice president before running for president in 1816. Monroe soundly defeated King by an electoral vote landslide of 183 to 34.


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