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  • John Adams Inaugurated

    John Adams Inaugurated
    Vice President-Thomas Jefferson
    Inauguration Date-Saturday, March 4, 1797
    Location-House of Representatives chamber, Congress Hall, Philadelphia
    Oath Administered By: Oliver Ellsworth, Chief Justice
    Bible Used: Unknown
    Length of Inaugural Address: 2,318 words
    Attire (what the president wore): Suit of grey broadcloth, without fancy buttons or knee buckles
    Weather: Fair. Estimated noon temperature, 53°F.
    Precedents, "firsts" or other interesting information: Adams was the first President to receiv
  • Alien & Sedition Act

    Alien & Sedition Act
    The Alien and Sedition Laws were four bills passed with the intent to protect the United States from the alien citizens of enemy powers and to stop seditious attacks from weakening the government. Political opponents considered the laws unconstitutional and claimed they stifled administrative criticisms. President Thomas Jefferson ultimately repealed the laws in 1802. The Alien Enemies Law, however, is still in force today.
  • White House

    White House
    John Adams takes up residence at the newly constructed President’s House, the original name for what is known today as the White House; first President to live there; had been living in temporary digs at Tunnicliffe’s City Hotel near the half-finished Capitol building; lived there for only five months.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson served first as Vice President under John Adams even though they were of different parties and disagreed over many issues. When Jefferson won the presidency in 1800, the orderly transfer of power was proved that America could survive as a representative democracy. Thomas Jefferson was president for two terms. He has become a popular source of study today and is considered one of America's most influential presidents.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    On April 30, 1803 the nation of France sold 828,000 square miles (2,144,510 square km) of land west of the Mississippi River to the young United States of America in a treaty commonly known as the Louisiana Purchase. President Thomas Jefferson, in one of his greatest achievements, more than doubled the size of the United States at a time when the young nation's population growth was beginning to quicken.
  • 18th State

    18th State
    (Eastern) Louisiana admitted as 18th US state
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
  • John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams
    Quote: "Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of the community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation. "
  • Erie Canal

    Erie Canal
    The Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson River. Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York, the driving force behind the project, led the opening ceremonies and rode the canal boat Seneca Chief from Buffalo to New York City.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution

    Daughters of the American Revolution
    The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based membership organization of women[1] DAR has chapters in all fifty of the U.S. states as well as in the District of Columbia. There are also DAR chapters in Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom. DAR's motto is "God, Home, and Country." Some state chapters of DAR date from as early as October 11, 1890, and the National Society of DAR was incorporated b
  • Fourteen Points

    Fourteen Points
    The Fourteen Points was a speech delivered by United States President Woodrow Wilson to a joint session of Congress on January 8, 1918. The address was intended to assure the country that the Great War was being fought for a moral cause and for postwar peace in Europe.