Jefferson Era Timeline (US History Per. 1-2)

  • Jefferson Wins the Presidential Election for the 1st Time

    Thomas Jefferson was up against John Adams and defeated him. This election went on from Friday, October 31 to Wednesday, December 3, 1800. It was a realigning election that ushered in a generation of Democratic Republican Party in the First Party
  • Jefferson’s Inaugural Speech (1st Time)

    On March 4, 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the nation’s third president. Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural address celebrated the most important election ever held in the history of the world. Jefferson believed that election was as consequential as the Declaration of Independence, for it marked the first time in modern history that a government surrendered its power via popular election.
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase
    President Jefferson wanted to buy New Orleans from France. He ended up buying the entire Louisiana Territory in 1802. The Louisiana Territory is located in modern day Central America, West of the Mississippi River. Jefferson doubled the size of the country by purchasing the Louisiana Territory. Jefferson had an idea that every white man should have the right to own his own farm, or property. With the newly acquired land, his dream became possible.
  • Expedition of Lewis and Clark

    This was the first expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States. This started on May 1804 and ended it September 1806. According to Jefferson himself, one goal was to find "the most direct & practicable water communication across this continent, for the purposes of commerce." Jefferson also placed special importance on declaring U.S. sovereignty over the land occupied by the many different tribes of Native Americans along the Missouri River, and getting an accurate se
  • Embargo Act

    The embargo was imposed in response to violations of U.S. neutrality, in which American merchantmen and their cargo were seized as contraband of war by the European navies. President Thomas Jefferson acted with restraint as these antagonisms mounted, weighing public support for retaliation. This act was signed into law on December 22, 1807.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was a 32-month military conflict between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, its North American colonies and its Indian allies. The outcome resolved many issues which remained from the American War of Independence, but involved no boundary changes. The United States declared war in 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions brought about by Britain's continuing war with France, the impressment of American merchant sailors
  • Indian Removal Act

    President Andrew Jackson called for an Indian Removal act in a speech in 1829. This law was passed on May 28, 1830. The act authorized him to negotiate with the Native Americans in the Southern United States for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their homelands. This act was strongly supported by non-native people from the South.