Launching the New Nation

  • Thomas Jefferson Elected 1st Term

    Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809).
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    Launching the New Nation

  • Judiciary Act of 1789

    The United States Judiciary Act of 1789 (ch. 20, Template:USS stat) was a landmark statute adopted on September 24, 1789 in the first session of the First United States Congress establishing the U.S. federal judiciary.
  • The District of Columbia

    Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States
  • Hamilton and Jefferson Debate

    The conflict that took shape in the 1790s between the Federalists and the Antifederalists exercised a profound impact on American history. The Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, who had married into the wealthy Schuyler family, represented the urban mercantile interests of the seaports; the Antifederalists, led by Thomas Jefferson, spoke for the rural and southern interests.
  • Bank of the United States

    The First Bank of the United States was a central bank, chartered for a term of twenty years, by the United States Congress on February 25, 1791.
  • Whisky Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion, or Whiskey Insurrection, was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791, during the presidency of George Washington.
  • Jay’s Treaty

    The Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, Between His Britannic Majesty and The United States of America, commonly known as the Jay Treaty, and also as Jay's Treaty, the British Treaty, and the Treaty of London of 1794,[1][2] was a treaty between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Great Britain that is credited with averting war,[3] resolving issues remaining since the Treaty of Paris of 1783, which ended the American Revolution,[4] and facilitating ten years of peaceful trade
  • John Adams Elected

    The United States presidential election of 1796 was the second contested American presidential election and the only one in which a president and vice president were elected from opposing tickets.
  • XYZ Affair

    The XYZ Affair was a political and diplomatic episode in 1797 and 1798, during the administration of John Adams, that Americans interpreted as an insult from France.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    The Alien and Sedition Acts were four bills passed in 1798 by the Federalists in the 5th United States Congress in the aftermath of the French Revolution and during an undeclared naval war with France, later known as the Quasi-War.
  • Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions

    The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (or Resolves) were political statements drafted in 1798 and 1799, in which the Kentucky and Virginia legislatures took the position that the federal Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane "Sale of Louisiana") was the acquisition by the United States of America in 1803 of 828,000 square miles (2,140,000 km2) of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana.
  • Marbury v. Madison

    Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803), was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States under Article III of the Constitution.
  • Louis and Clark

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition (1804–1806), was the first transcontinental expedition to the Pacific coast undertaken by the United States.
  • Thomas Jefferson Elected 2nd Term

    Before the election of 1804,[1] President Thomas Jefferson projected that his party would carry all but four of the 17 states in the fall balloting. It did even better. The Jeffersonian Republicans defeated the Federalists everywhere except Connecticut and Delaware, thus giving Jefferson the presidency for another four years.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States and those of the British Empire.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    The Treaty of Ghent (8 Stat. 218), signed on 24 December 1814, in Ghent (modern-day Belgium), was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Aaron Burr Conspiracy

    The Burr conspiracy in the beginning of the 19th century was a suspected treasonous cabal of planters, politicians, and army officers allegedly led by former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr.