In this election (1801) Thomas Jefferson won over John Adams. There were two main parties: the Democratic-Republican and and the Federalist party. They had another competetor who was Aaron Burr who had lost.
Marbury v. Madison Supreme Court Decision
In this case the Supreme Court voted for Madison. It was a trial over a law being unconstitutional.
When Thomas Jefferson was president, America bought French land for around 15 million dollars.
Lewis & Clark reach the Pacific Ocean
Lewis and Clark set out to use the Northwest Passage to get to the Pacific Ocean and they did on this day. With the help from Sacagewea and a few other Indian guys.
Treaty of Ghent
The Treaty of Ghent is what ended the War of 1812 between America, Ghent and the British.
Andrew Jackson Elected President (1st Term)
Andrew wanted to make government more representative than it was in the past. And he got elected by people who were more poor than other people.