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James Madison

  • Inauguration

    James Madison is inaugurated as the fourth President of the United States. This marked the first four year term of James Madison's presidency. This hisorical event was held in the House chamber in the U.S. capitol and was administered by Chief Justice John Marshall. This was the beginning of Madison truly beginning to make an impact on our country.
  • The Renewal Act

    The Renewal Act
    Due to the tensions with Spain over West Florida, Madison calls for the renewal of an act authorizing the him to call 100,000 militiamen into service. This helps to fill up the regular army to its standard size, and it helpts to establish a force of 20,000 volunteers for immediate emergencies, He then also reactivates all of the dorment components of the navy.
  • The Louisianna Purchase

    The Louisianna Purchase
    The Louisianna purchase is when the United States bought the Louisianna Territory for $15 million from France. This expanded the United States westward. It is considered "the greatest real estate deal in history." On October 27 of 1810, the United States occupied West Florida. After the Lousianna purchase America and Spain debated if the arrangement that was made included West Florida. Spain stayed in control of that region of land but during the time many Americans began to move there. James
  • The Lousianna Purchase (Continued)

    Madison supervised this event and caused it to double the nation's size.
  • Halt in Trade with Britain

    Halt in Trade with Britain
    Due to Macon’s Bill Number 2, which was based mainly around Britain and France, if either one of the two countries did not stop attacking the American shipping then America would cease trade with those two countries. Madison accepted this offer and terminated trade with Britain. This termination would last until the Orders were revoked. Britain also agreed to this until France ended their trade constraint.
  • The Enlargment of the Secondary Army

    The Enlargment of the Secondary Army
    After James Madison went to Congress, they pass an Army bill to enlarge the second regular army to 25,000. The increase in troops is much bigger than Madison's request, he had asked for a force of only 10,000, but the bill gives the President less flexibility than he had requested.
  • Madison's Nomination for a Second Term

    Madison's Nomination for a Second Term
    Despite fierce competition from other members of his party, Madison is nominated by the Democratic-Republicans to run for a second term as President. The Democratic-Republican convention originally decided on John Langdon from New Hampshire to be James Madison's vice president, but Langdon declined the nomination due to his age. Govenor Elbridge Gerry from Massachusetts was eventually chosen to run with President Madison.
  • Madison's Declaration of War

    Madison's Declaration of War
    After declaring a trade embargo between the two nations, and after he requested a declaration of war against Britain on June 1, President Madison finally gets the decleration of war against Britan on June 18th. This battle would prove to be the battle that leads the rest of the world to view the United States as a nation independent from England
  • Madison is Reelected

    Madison is Reelected
    The Presidential election of 1812 occurred immediately after the War of 1812. Major competition rose between James Madison and his opponent, DeWitt Clinton, throughout this election process. Although the Federalist supported DeWitt Clinton, Madison was re-elected but only by a 50.4% of the popular vote. These results made this the closest election in history until this time.
  • Madison Repeals the Trade Embargo

    Madison Repeals the Trade Embargo
    After learning of how Napoleon's European empire collapsed, Madison calls for an immediate repeal of the trade embargo with neutral nations, signaling a major reassessment of American war aims and strategy. This bill to repeal the embargo was signed into law on April 14. The British, meanwhile, can now turn their complete attention to war with the United States without having to worry about the threat of the French looming over their shoulder.
  • Madison Declares War on Algiers

    Madison Declares War on Algiers
    After being in battles with the pirates in North Africa for nearly 30 years, President Madison secured a declaration of war on Algiers, Not long after the conclusion of the war with Britian, Captain Stephen Decatur was ordered to lead a fleet of 10 ships on an expedition from New York to fight against the Barbary pirate regimes. The Algiers and the Barbary pirate regimes surrendered on June 30.
  • Monroe is Inaugurated

    Monroe is Inaugurated
    Republican-Democrat James Monroe is inaugurated as the fifth President of the United States. After not recieving much argument when nominating Jefferson and Madison, many anti-Virginia, mostly from the New York delegation, objected to his nomintation along with many Federalists. His election signaled an end to the presidency of President Madison.