James Monroe Writing Prompt
In the short-lived “Era of Good Feelings” in American history, there was a time when partisan politics was less divisive than it is in current times. It was at this point that the fifth American president, James Monroe, one the election with over 80% of the electoral college vote. That doesn’t mean that his 8-year presidency was without difficulty, though. If you are doing a James Monroe unit study or a general presidential unit study, you may want to include this James Monroe writing prompt.
For more information on using writing prompts with students, visit Time4Writing’s Understanding Writing Prompts page.
Writing Prompt: James Monroe was elected president with over 80% of the electoral vote. Could that happen in an election in the U.S. today? Why or why not?