Highland Featured Web Exhibit: The Election of 1816

James MonroeJames Monroe’s Highland is now featuring a web exhibit, The Election of 1816, created in partnership with Monticello High School’s Monticello Scholars! Highland offers special thanks to John Baran, Social Studies Department Chair and Gifted Resource Teacher, and to his students: Jillian Hesler, Nathan Martin, Adam McGill, Audrey Parks, and Aidan Stoddart. During the spring semester of 2016, these five academically gifted juniors researched the election of 1816 from the angles of election process, national climate, international climate, the personal life of the Monroe family in 1816, and women in the early 19th century. The students visited the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia to view original documents as part of their research. The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society also served as a valuable resource. Check out the exhibit »