George Washington inaugurated as the first President of the United States in New York City, the nation's capital.
Congress enacts tariff
Congress, led by Representative James Madison, enacts the first protective tariff.
First naturalization law
Congress passes the United States' first naturalization law, establishing terms of citizenship.
Establishing the capital
President Washington signs a bill into law that permanently places the nation's capital along the Potomac River
Creating the National Bank
Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, with President Washington's support, sends Congress a message calling for the creation of an official Bank of the United States. After a hard-won approval by Congress, Washington signs the bill
The Second Inauguration of J.A
John Adams is inaugurated as the second President of the United States
Negotiating with France
Adams appoints a three man commission, Charles C. Pinckney, Elbridge Gerry, and John Marshall, to negotiate a settlement with France.
Making a militia
President Adams is authorized by Congress to raise a militia of 80,000 men for defensive purposes in case of war with France.
The three man American peace commission is received coolly and then asked to pay a bribe in order to speak with French Foreign Minister, which enrages J.A and he tells congress but those not know there name so he calls them, X, Y and Z
The Eleventh Amendment
The Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is declared in full force by President Adams. It says that federal courts do not have the right to bother other states situations
The Third Inauguration of T.J
Thomas Jefferson is inaugurated as the third president of the United States, becoming the first president inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
Tripoli declares war
Tripoli, declares war on the United States by symbolically cutting down the flagpole at the U.S. consulate. This action came after the United States refused to pay more tribute to the Tripolitans in exchange for protection from piracy against American ships.
William C.C. Claiborne appointed governor
William C.C. Claiborne is appointed the new territorial governor of Mississippi
The United States and Britain convene
A convention between the United States and Britain regarding the treaty of 1794 is concluded. British says that the United States owes £2,664, 000 to British citizens in settlement of Revolutionary War
Thomas Jefferson is officially reelected President of the United States.
The Fourth Inauguration of J.W
James Madison is inaugurated as the fourth President of the United States.
After negotiations with British minister, Madison issues a proclamation, known as the Erskine Agreement -- revoking the embargo on Britain,
West Florida Tension
Prompted by tensions with Spain over West Florida, Madison calls for renewal of an act authorizing the President to call out 100,000 militiamen,
Bank of the United States
The Bank of the United States closes. Treasury Secretary Gallatin urges Congress to extend its charter but fails to convince members concerned with the large British interest in the Bank.
France sinks U.S. ships
News arrives that France has sunk American ships carrying flour to British troops in Spain, leading many in Congress to call for war against France.
The Fifth Inaugurated of J.M
James Monroe gets Inaugurated as the fifth president
Mississippi becomes a state
Mississippi becomes the twentieth state in the Union.
Illinois becomes a state
Illinois is admitted as the twenty-first state of the Union
Alabama becomes a state
Alabama becomes the twenty-second state of the Union.
Maine becomes a state
Maine is admitted as the twenty-third state of the Union.
The Sixth Inauguration of J.Q.A
the House of Representative elected John Quincy Adams as the sixth President of the United States
Resolution of war damages
Under the mediation of Czar Nicholas I, President Adams finalizes a settlement with the British over restitution for damages incurred during the War of 1812, left unresolved by the Treaty of Ghent.
MFN Trade System
Additional European states are incorporated into the MFN trade system,
Proposed sale of U.S. Bank stock
This policy results in propositions by Congress for the public sale of United States Bank stock.
Mexican Boundary settlement
Joel Poinsett accedes to a Mexican boundary settlement on behalf of the United States.
The Seventh Inauguration of A.J
Andrew Jackson took the oath of office and became the seventh President of the United States
Indian Removal Act
Congress passes the Indian Removal Act, sanctioning the forcible relocation of Creek, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Seminole tribes to land allotments west of the Mississippi river
Jackson opposes Second Bank of the United States
President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill that would have renewed the charter for the Second Bank of the United States
Jackson wins reelection
Jackson wins reelection to the presidency, soundly defeating Henry Clay and William Wirt.
Jackson terminates national debt
Jackson announces he will terminate the national debt, freeing the United States of foreign debt and payment