First 5 Presidents Timeline

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  • George Washington is Inaugrated

    George Washington is Inaugrated
    George Washington reluctantly took his oath to office in New York with the help of Chanecellor Robert R. Livingstone.
  • Neutrality Proclamation

    George Washington decided that America wouldn't take sides in the conflicts between other countries and that no citizens may show hostiility or aide the other countries.
  • John Adam's Inaugration

    John Adam's was the first President to recieve the oath of office from the Chief Justice og the US.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    When a tax on whiskey in the US was proposed many citizens opposed taxation. Many farmers rebelled against this by threatening or harming tax collectors.
    President: George Washington
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington had planned to leave office after the first term but Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson said the country would collapse in his abscence. This set the precedent that each President can only serve 2 terms.
  • XYZ Affair

    When the French objected Jay's Treaty the minister sent over 3 agents who were known as X,Y, and Z. They immediately requested $250,000 for themselves and a $10 million dollar loan to France. This really made America want to go to war.
    President: John Adams
  • Thomas Jefferson Inaugrated

    Jefferson wanted an informal inaugration so he walked instead of riding in a carriage. He spoke quietly and wanted a lowkey affair.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    This event greatly impacted America's history and helped the economy by getting the control of the Mississippi River and the biggest port, New Orleans.
    President: Thomas Jefferson
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    This event developed the judicial branch's most important check judicial review. It involved the two political parties in which the Republicans thought the Federalists used unfair tactics to keep the courts under control.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    About 50 men formed the "Corps of Discovery" which documented many new species of flaura and fauna as well as many new relations with the natives.
    President: Thomas Jefferson
  • Embargo Act

    The Embargo Act was a ban on all trade. This was a act of defiance towards France and Britain but it hurt America more than them. The economy dropped and many merchants started illegaly smuggling in goods.
    President: Thomas Jefferson
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Since the Embargo Act was too harsh for the economy this new act specifically banned trade with Britain and France. This was a very disliked measure of Madison and Jefferson's presidency.
  • War of 1812

    This war was thought of as a waste of time to many Americans becuase not much came out of it. The British did stop taking ships and impressing sailors because of the Treaty of Ghent.
    President: James Madison
  • Burning of Washington D.C.

    Burning of Washington D.C.
    The British invaded about 30 minutes from Washington, D.C in Chesapeake Bay. They burned the White House as Dolly Madison watched after taking several important documents and fleeing.
    President: James Madison
  • Battle of New Orleans

    The battle was fought after the Treaty of Ghent was signed but news didn't travel very fast so the fighting continued. This was the last major battle and was won by America with the help of Andrew Jackson.
    President: James Madison
  • Era of Good Feeling

    This time period had many good accomplishments and Monroe's new goal for America was national unity.
    President: James Monroe
  • Madison's Inauguration

    He had the frist outdoor inauguration in Washington D.C. and the first to give a public speak at the ceremony.
  • Monroe Inaugrated

    Most inaugration ceremonies were held on March 4th but it was a Sunday so the inaugration held until the next day after Monroe negotiated with the Supreme Court.