US History-2

  • U.S. Constitution formally put into effect

    On this date the U.S. Constitution was formally put into effect, even though it was ratified and signed earlier.
  • Louis XVI is beheaded

    Louis XVI was beheaded, which started the radical phase of the French Revolution.
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers

    Ended bad relationships between the U.S. and the Indians until Tecumseh's War.
  • Pinckney's Treaty signed

    This treaty was signed with Spain to try to befriend them. It also defined the boundaries of the United States with the Spanish colonies and guaranteed the United States navigation rights on the Mississippi River.
  • Thomas Jefferson is president

    Jefferson becomes president and Aaron Burr becomes vice president.
  • Marbury v. Madison case decided

    Established judicial review.
  • Louisiana Purchase is signed

    Signed with Spain. Gave the U.S. many rights to the land around the Louisiana territory.
  • Samuel Chase impeached

    Samuel Chase is the only chief justice to be impeached.
  • Embargo of 1807

    Restricted American ships from foreign trade from 1807 to 1812. Led to the War of 1812.
  • Non Intercourse Act

    Replaced Embargo Act of 1807. Lifted all embargos except for the ones with Britain and France.
  • James Madison is elected

    James Madison is elected president of the United States.
  • Fletcher v. Peck

    Asserts the right of the Supreme Court to invalidate state laws deemed unconstitutional.
  • Macon's Law No. 2

    Intended to motivate Britain and France to stop seizing American vessels during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Fought between U.S. and Indian forces. Even though the U.S. won, they lost a lot of men and valuable weapons.
  • War of 1812 begins

    Another war with England begins.