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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mother of Presidents

On Dec 2nd, 1823 during his annual address to Congress, President James Monroe proclaims a new U.S. foreign policy initiative that becomes known as the "Monroe Doctrine." Primarily the work of Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, the Monroe Doctrine forbade European interference in the American hemisphere but also asserted U.S. neutrality in regard to future European conflicts.

Virginia is known as the
Mother of Presidents. Eight U.S. Presidents were born in Virginia and most of their homes can be visited today. This makes for a great long weekend history themed trip!