1800-1840 Government Timeline

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    John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

    Adams was a Federalist and Jefferson was a Democratic-Republican.
  • Library of Congress is created

    Library of Congress is created
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    Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, and George Clinton

    Jeffwerson and his two Vice Presidents were Democratic-Republicans. Burr was Vice President from 1801-1805 and Clinton took over from 1805-1809.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Napoleon sells Louisiana to the United Sates of America to help pay for war.
  • The Twelfth Amendment is proposed

    The Twelfth Amendment is proposed
    This Amendment would revise the presidential election procedure.
  • The Twelfth Amendment is passed!

    The Twelfth Amendment is passed!
    There are now major revisions to the procedure used to elect a president.
  • The Treaty of Detroit

    The Treaty of Detroit
    A large portion of land was taken from Native Americans.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    Forbids American ships to leave American waters
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Non-Intercourse Act
    Repeals the Embargo Act
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    James Madison, George Clinton, and Elbridge Gerry

    Madison and his Vice Presidents were Democratic-Republicans. Clinton was Vice President from 1809-1812 and Gerry ruled the Senate from 1813-1814. Oddly, there was no Vice President between 1812-1813 and 1814-1817.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    A battle created by Canadian soldiers who fought with the Native Americans. This would cause congress to declare war.
  • Earthquake!!

    Source Major earthquakes occured in Missouri which revised the course of the Mississippi River.
  • Congress Declares War!!

    Congress Declares War!!
  • The War of 1812 is over

    The War of 1812 is over
    Source"Ratifications of the Peace Treaty exchanged and President Madison declares the war over."
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    James Monroe and Daniel D. Tompkins

    Both identified with the Democratic-Republican party.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    Forbids slavery above 36 degrees 30 minutes latitude
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    John Quincy Adams and John C. Calhoun

    Adams was apart of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, and National Republican party. Calhoun was a Democratic-Republican.
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    Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, and Martin Van Buren

    Jackson and Van Buren were Democrats while Calhoun was a Democratic-Republican. There was no Vice President from 1832-1833.
  • The Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act
    Signed by Andrew Jackson, this act allowed for the forced emigration of thousands of Indians.
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    Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Johnson

    Both identified with the Democrat party
  • Trail of Tears

    Trail of Tears
    Thousands of Cherokee Indians die on forced march to reservations
  • Tornado

    Source Natchez, Mississippi; Tornado killed 317 people