chapter 8

By ehord
  • Thomas Jefferson elected President

    Jefferson and Aaron Burr were tied, but then people realized that Jefferson was the better choice, so he was finally elected into office.
  • Adams creates midnight appointees of federal judges

    Adams has to make sure that some of his federalists are in office, so he makes them judges quickly before Jefferson becomes President
  • Judiciiary Act repealed

    Jefferson decides he does not like the Judiciary Act, so he repeals it.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    John Marshall ruled this. It was very important because it set the precedent for judicial review.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    This was an agreement with France. They were now able to use New Orleans as a port and they had free naviigation of the Mississippi River. In this purchase their land mass became twice as much as it was before.
  • Alexander Hamilton killed

    Aaron Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
  • Jefferson was elected for his second term

    Thomas was a successful president, so he was reelected for a second term.
  • Burr is tried for conspiracy

    Burr is accused of trying to separate the west from the entire country.
  • Embargo Act passed

    The Embargo Act of 1807 was President Jefferson's attempt to put pressure on France and England to stop attacking American merchant vessels. The embargo stopped trade with these countries until they agreed to respect American shipping
  • The slave trade is ended.

    Jefferson was against the slave trade. Many of the Northerners were also. The southerners, of course, were not.
  • Madison elected president.

    Before he took office the Embargo Act was repealed. During his first year trade with Britain and France was banned, but then in 1810 trade was again allowed.
  • Non-intercourse Act passed

    This Act lifted all embargoes on American shipping except for those bound for British or French ports. The intent was to damage the economies of the United Kingdom and France
  • war is declared against Great Britain

    The Americans declared war in 1812 for a number of reasons, including trade restrictions, impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, and the humiliation of American honor
  • Perry destroys British fleet at battle of Put-in-Bay

    After determined and gallant resistance by Robert Barclay of the Royal Navy, the British fleet was forced to surrender. The Americans controlled Lake Erie for the rest of the war.
  • British marines burn Washington D.C.

    The British troops worked diligently to set fires inside the Capitol, destroying years of work by artisans brought from Europe. With the burning Capitol lighting the sky, troops also marched to burn an armory
  • Hartford Convention

    The Hartford Convention was an event spanning from December 15, 1814–January 4, 1815 in the United States during the War of 1812 in which New England's opposition to the war reached the point where secession from the United States was discussed. The end of the war with a return to the status quo ante bellum disgraced the Federalist Party, which disbanded in most places
  • Treaty of Ghent

    This ended the War of 1812. That is all it did. Britain and America were having too many fights about rights, so they decided to postpone those to further dates.