Early Republic Timeline

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    Early Republic Era Timespan

  • Thomas Jefferson Elected Third President of The United States

    This election was the first real example of a peaceful tranfer of power from one political party to another. Thomas Jefferson showed an impressive knowledge of the government due to the fact that he had previously served in two Continental Congresses.
  • Lousiana Purchase doubles Nation's Size

    Livingston and Monroe Recieved an offer they couldn't resist. The U.S could buy not just New Orleans but all of the Louisianna Territory for the sum of $15 million dollars. This troubled Jefferson because he believed that the Federal Government coul only act as the Constitution, and nothing in the Constitution authorized him to buy territory. Jefferson put is problem aside and purchased the land doubling the size of the nation. This was the greatest triumph of his presidency
  • Louis and Clark Explore the New Land

    Jefferson Knew close to nothing about the new land so her hired army officers louis and Clark to Explore the newly purchased territory. Their mission was to explore westward to locate the Northwest Passage and any waterways linking the Atlantic to the Pacific and to map the regions that they traveled through. They discovered many new things including the Rockies. However, they returned to Jefferson without finding the Northwest passage.
  • James Madison is Elected the Fourth President of the U.S

    On March 4, 1809 James Madison replaced the Thomas Jefferson's role of President. Madison had been one of the primary authors of the federal Constituition. Along with Jefferson they founded the Democratic-Republican Party. Some historians would say that the election of Madison was the continuation of the "Virginia Dyanasty" because both Madison and jefferson were born in Virginia.
  • The Building of the National Road

    In 1811 in an effort to link distant sections of the vast nation, the U.S started to build the roadway that would cross the Appalachian Mountains and help to link major roadways to cities in the East Coast. The U.S wanted to give the farmers an easy and affordable way to transport their crops. The National Road proved to be a great success
  • The War of 1812 Begins Against Britain

    President Mdison hesitated to declare war on Britain because France was alson attacking american ships which made it difficult for Madison to figure out who was the more powerful enemy. Madison tried for a peaceful solution. Finally Madison gave in and requested for a Declaration of War to Congress. However, on June 16 Britian decided to suspend the campaign but this news did not reach America until weeks after the war had originally been declared.
  • James Monroe is Sworn in as %th President of the U.S

    Monroe won the election by a landslide. Monroe was known during the war of 1812 to have led a patrol to identify hte position of the Britidh army prior to its onvasion of Washinton D.C. Monroe was higly respected, which helped to easily win the election.
  • The Seminole Wars

    Following the War of 1812, the Seminole Indians of Florida challenged the authority of the U.S by crossing the border and killing settlers and harboring escaped slaves. Later, Jackson led a force of tennessee into Florida and wiped out numerous Seminole villages. This war made it known that Spain no longer had control over Florida, which was an important development.
  • The Missouri Compromise

    Ever since the United States delcared their independence there has been a controvery with slavery. Northers states wanted to end the practice however the problem in the West remained. On February 13th 1819 a congressman from New York put up a propostion that led to a major crisis. They were trying to prevent Missouri from becoming a slave state. This created a major confrontation and exposed a division in the country,
  • The Panic of 1819 (part 1)

    The economy of the United States went from great to bad really quickly after the War of 1812. Americans realized that if they borrowed money from the banks that they could buy some land and start farming to make money by selling the crops to Europe. The banks started printing as much money as they could. This was working well for a while until the banks realized that there wasnt enough gold or silver to back the money up since the paper money could be traded for the specie at anytime.
  • The Panic of 1819 (part 2)

    As the farmers were losing money so were hte banks becuase the economy had gone so downhill that the famers were trying to trade in their paper money and there still wasnt anything to back it up. This was the first major downfall that would prove to be an ongoing boom to bust in American History.