Chapter 8

  • Thomas Jefferson is elected president.

    Thomas Jefferson is elected president.
    was the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence
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    Republican Ascendancy: The Jeffersonian Vision

  • Adams appoints federal judges

    Adams appoints federal judges
    Before the end of his term, Adams elects "midnight" federalist judges.
  • Judiciary Act is repealed

    Judiciary Act is repealed
    represented an effort to solve an issue in the U.S. Supreme Court during the early 19th century
  • Lewis and Clark expedition

    Lewis and Clark expedition
    was the first overland expedition undertaken by the United States to the Pacific coast and back
  • Cheif Justice John Marshall rules on Marbury v. Madison

    Cheif Justice John Marshall rules on Marbury v. Madison
    case resulted from a petition to the Supreme Court by William Marbury, who had been appointed by President John Adams as Justice of the Peace in the District of Columbia but whose commission was not subsequently delivered. Marbury petitioned the Supreme Court to force Secretary of State James Madison to deliver the documents, but the court, with John Marshall as Chief Justice, denied Marbury's petition, holding that the part of the statute upon which he based his claim, the Judiciary Act of 1789
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    United States purchased from France the Louisiana Territory, more than 2 million sq km (800,000 sq mi) of land extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains.
  • Jefferson elected for second term

    Jefferson elected for second term
    Jefferson was re-elected by a vote of one hundred and sixty-two to fourteen
  • Aaron Burr kills Hamilton

    Aaron Burr kills Hamilton
    At Weehawken in New Jersey, Burr shot and mortally wounded Hamilton. Hamilton was carried to the home of William Bayard on the Manhattan shore, where he died at 2:00 p.m. the next day.
  • Burr tried for conspiracy.

    Burr tried for conspiracy.
    Burr’s goal was to create an independent nation in the center of North America and/or the Southwest and parts of Mexico. Burr’s explanation: To take possession of, and farm, 40,000 acres (160 km²) in the Texas Territory leased to him by the Spanish. When the expected war with Spain broke out, he would fight with his armed “farmers,” to seize some lands he could conquer in the war–all illegal by rules of warfare. Jefferson and others had Burr arrested and indicted for treason with no firm eviden
  • Embargo Act Passed

    Embargo Act Passed
    passed Dec. 22, 1807, by the U.S. Congress in answer to the British orders in council restricting neutral shipping and to Napoleon's restrictive Continental System. Read more: Embargo Act of 1807 —
  • slave trade ended.

    slave trade ended.
    The slave trade was first abolished by the British in 1807, they then put pressure on other countrys to abolish there slave trades and by the late 1800's it was abolished through out the world.
  • Madison elected president

    Madison elected president
  • Madison elected president.

    Madison elected president.
    Despite the unpopular Embargo Act of 1807, which did not make the belligerent nations change their ways but did cause a depression in the United States, Madison was elected President in 1808. Before he took office the Embargo Act was repealed.
  • Non-Intercourse Act passed.

    Non-Intercourse Act passed.
    a new act designed to punish only those nations who violated American neutrality.
  • Harrison defeats Indians at Tippecanoe

    Harrison defeats Indians at Tippecanoe
    While Tecumseh was away seeking more allies, Harrison led about 1,000 men toward the Prophet's town. Suddenly, before dawn on November 7, the Indians attacked his camp on Tippecanoe River. After heavy fighting, Harrison repulsed them, but suffered 190 dead and wounded.
  • Madison elected to second term

    Madison elected to second term
    In June of 1812, the nation would again go to war with Britain. The new nation entered the war with a divided public opinion and regional differences. Initial American military efforts faltered, and in 1814 British troops would advance on and burn Washington, D.C., including the Capitol and the White House. American Naval victories and the success of then General Andrew Jackson would prove key to saving the nation. The war, which would come to be known by some as the Second Revolutionary War, en
  • War declared against Great Britain.

    War declared against Great Britain.
    The war was declared as a result of long simmering disputes with Great Britian. The central dispute surrounded the impressment of American soldiers by the British. The British had previously attacked the USS Chesapeake and nearly caused a war two year earlier. In addition, disputes continued with Great Britain over the Northwest Territories and the border with Canada
  • Perry destroys British fleet at battle of Put-in-Bay

    Perry destroys British fleet at battle of Put-in-Bay
    The battle lasted three hours. Perry lost 27 men, Barclay 41. An estimated 100 were wounded on both sides. Barclay, who had earlier sacrificed an arm while fighting under Nelson at Trafalgar, lost the remaining one in the Erie battle
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    the Treaty of Ghent is signed ending the war. The war in the field continues until mid-February.
  • Jackson routs British at battle of New Orleans.

    Jackson routs British at battle of New Orleans.
    was the final major battle of the War of 1812.American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory America had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase