The Presidents Code – 1816 Election

The Presidents Code – 1816 Election

1816 election

Like Madison before him, James Monroe ascended to the Presidency from the position of Secretary of State. He was supported for President by both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and soundly defeated Rufus King for the Presidency gaining nearly 70% of the popular vote. During his first term in office the ‘Era of Good Feelings’ was established in which the Federalist party faded away and left the Democratic-Republican party as the sole party of the nation. As a result, Monroe ran unopposed in the 1820 election, the last time this would ever happen.

As with previous elections, regardless of whether or not Monroe or King would have been elected, the ‘code’ would have continued.

Monroe’s name meaning continues the theme of James Madison’s Presidency of warfare between the Seed of the woman and the serpent and his seed.  Monroe’s Vice President was Daniel Tompkins. Tompkins’ name meaning displays the judgment of God that came upon Adam, Eve and the serpent.  For more on Monroe see: The Presidents Code – James Monroe

Tompkins is elaborated upon more in the article: Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins

Rufus King
Rufus King

Rufus King ran for the office of Vice President on the Federalist ticked under Charles Cotesworth Pinckney in 1804 and 1808, but lost both times to Jefferson in 1804 and Madison in 1808. King was a Federalist during a time of Democratic-Republican dominance in politics which prevented him from ever becoming Vice President or President but during the time period he was an influential figure. He was a signer of the Constitution and helped get the Jay Treaty passed while serving as a Diplomat to Great Britain.  He long stood against slavery and added provisions to the 1785 Northwest Ordinance which barred the extension of slavery into the Northwest Territory.  King was the last President the Federalists would nominate as the party collapsed during the Presidency of James Monroe.

King’s running mate was John Eager Howard. King’s name meaning points to Adam in the Garden and the dominion he lost due to partaking of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Rufus means red haired.  In Hebrew, the word for red haired or ruddy is אדמוני ‘admoniy’ which comes from the root word דם ‘dam’ which literally means blood, as it is red in color. It is also speaking of an image or likeness, as the son from the blood of his father is in his likeness.  This points to Adam, whose name (אדם ‘adam’) comes from this same Hebrew root (דם ‘dam’).  Adam was also made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26).

King comes from the Old English ‘cyning’ meaning a king.  This points to Adam’s dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:26-28) which was lost when he and Eve were beguiled by the serpent.  This name also alludes to THE King who would come and defeat the serpent, the Seed of the woman, Jesus Christ (Genesis 3:15).


John Eager Howard
John Eager Howard

John means the camp of Yah, referring to the Garden of Eden which Adam and Eve were exiled from.  John also means grace of Yah pointing to the promise of the Seed of the woman who would defeat the serpent and restore mankind back to their original relationship with God (Genesis 3:15).
Eager comes from the Olde English name Eadgar which is a combination of the words ‘ead’ meaning prosperity or fortune and ‘gar’ meaning spear or triangle piece of land.  A triangle is three sided tracing back to the Hebrew word שליש ‘shaliysh’ which can mean something of great measure (Psalm 80:5; Isaiah 40:12). This name then is speaking of a prosperous and great land, an appropriate description of the Garden of Eden.


There are a number of words in Hebrew for spear, one of which connects back strongly to the Biblical narrative of Genesis 3.  The word איב ‘oyev’ is usually translated as enemy but also means hostility and literally pictures a spear.  איב ‘oyev’ comes from the root word אב ‘av’ which means father but literally pictures the tent pole which held up and supported the ancient home.  The nomadic tent pole was pointed at one end and served as a weapon of defense against enemies when needed displaying two of the roles of a father, to support and defend the family.
Adam failed in defending his home and family from the enemy but God promised that the Seed of the woman would be victorious.  It was through the piercing of the side of Christ with a spear (John 19:34) that this victory was revealed (1 John 5:5-8).
1Jn 5:5  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
1Jn 5:6  This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
1Jn 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1Jn 5:8  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

Howard derives from several sources. The first source is the Anglo-Norman name ‘Huard’ which comes from the Germanic name ‘Hughard.’ Hughard comes from the word ‘hug’ meaning heart or mind and ‘hard’ meaning brave. Howard then has the meaning of ‘braveheart.’


Howard also traces back to the Old Norse name ‘Havardr.’ ‘Havardr’ comes from ‘ha’ meaning high and ‘varor’ meaning guardian or defender. ‘Havardr’ is related to the Middle English word ‘ewehirde’ which means a ‘ewe herder’ or shepherd. A ‘brave shepherd’ was the role of Adam in the beginning who was given dominion over all the earth (Genesis 1:26, 28).  Adam lost this dominion to the serpent but God promised of THE Braveheart who would come to obtain the victory of the adversary.

The corresponding word for a ‘braveheart’ in Hebrew is גבור ‘gibbor’ which means mighty, brave, valiant, strength and prevailing.

Psa 45:3  Gird Your sword on Your thigh, Mighty One (גבור ‘gibor’); with Your glory and Your majesty.
Psa 45:4  And ride prosperously in Your majesty, on the matter of truth and meekness and right, and Your right hand shall teach You fearful things.
Psa 45:5  Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies; peoples fall under You.
Psa 45:6  Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness.

Psa 89:19  Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty {גבור ‘gibbor’}; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

Isa 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty {גבור ‘gibbor’} God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

In Genesis 6:4, the word גבור ‘giybor’ is translated as ‘mighty men’ or ‘heroes,’ speaking of the heros of ancient myth.  The word ‘hero’ comes from the Greek word ἥρως ‘heros’ which means hero, warrior or more literally a brave protector and defender.  The corresponding word in Hebrew is ישועה ‘yeshuah’ which pictures a shepherd protecting and defending his sheep from their enemies. ישועה ‘yeshuah’ is the source of the name Jesus.  Jesus is the Good Shepherd who laid down His life for the sheep.

Joh 10:11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

Joh 10:14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
Joh 10:15  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Joh 10:16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Joh 10:17  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

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