A New Republic

By budiman
  • Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
    The Articles of Confederation was the first form of the constitution. This form, however was not very effective because most of the power rested with the states and the central goverment did have much influence.
  • British Impressment of US sailors.

    British Impressment of US sailors.
    This practice was used on US sailors crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The British used US sailors for thier own royal navy. They were forced to do this thus using the word Impressment.
  • End of the American Revolution

    End of the American Revolution
    The Treaty of Paris essentially ended the Revolutionary War. The Treaty was signed in Paris by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay.
  • Ratification of the Constitution

    Ratification of the Constitution
    The Constitution was a permanent form of governement for the United States. This replaced the Articles of Confederation completley.
  • George Washington takes office of president

    George Washington takes office of president
    George Washington, the first president, takes office as President of the United States. Washington, over his course as president, deals with the many problems of the newly born country.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion was a rebellion against the whiskey tax. Angry farmers then took up arms to fight against the taxes. Washington sent in troops to scatter the rebellion.
  • Battle of Fallen Tmbers

    Battle of Fallen Tmbers
    This was a battle between the United States and the Indian nations. As a result of this victory, The US gained parts of Ohio.
  • Jay's Treaty

    Jay's Treaty
    Jay's Treaty enusred that the British would stop taking US ships heading over to Europe. It also make the eligible to trade in the West Indies and to have control of Western Ports.
  • Pinckney's Treaty

    Pinckney's Treaty
    This treaty ensured the United States had acess to the Mississippi River, and the US also gained New Orleans.
  • George Washington leaves office of President.

    After a succesful two terms of being president, he finally retires. Little did Washington know, he would setup the traditions of the president for the following 300 years.
  • XYZ Affair with France.

    XYZ Affair with France.
    France sent three agents to the US to negotiate. Agents XYZ proposed a bribe. The Americans were to pay France for the French government to even start talking to them about relations between them.
  • Alien Sedition Acts

    Alien Sedition Acts
    The Sedition Acts were a series of acts passed by Congress to control foriegners in the United States during the time of an impending war. These acts were also meant to destroy Jefferson's plan of favoring France over Britain.
  • Virginia Resolution

    Virginia Resolution
    This plan was drafted by Jefferson to oppose the Sedition Acts. Jefferson did not want the central government to be strong. He wanted the states to have more power and say to the ideas that congress drew up.
  • The Election of 1800

    The Election of 1800
    The election of 1800 was basically between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson overcame Adams and Jefferson became president, giving the Democratic-Republicans the edge for the next few years.
  • Barbary Wars

    Barbary Wars
    This was the first war that the US fought after the country gained its independence. It was fought in Modern day Libya. The US went to war against these African natives because pirates from Africa had plundered commerce in the area.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    By a treaty signed with France, the US gained land west of Louisiana. This was done because Napoleon Bonaparte had little use of this area and decided to sell it.
  • Marbury Vs. Madison

    At the end of Adam's term as president, Adams appointed William Marbury to a Federal Court. The normal thing was to give a comission, or notice of appointment. This was done by the secratary of state which was James Madison at the time. Madison refused to give Marbury his comission and Marbury sued Madison. The Supreme Court took this case and during the review of the case, John Marshall declared the act that enabled Madison to give out a comission was unconsitutional.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark
    Lewis and Clark were sent to explore what was out west. Jefferson sent them to see if there was a waterway to the Pacific.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    The war of 1812 was fought for many reasons. One, the British was impressing American sailors, they were encouraging the indians to fight the United States, and they put trade restriction on the US.