Presidential Time Line Reilly, Nika and Fulton

  • Election of George Washington

    After serving as a commander in the U.S. army in the revolution, George Washington reluctantly accepted the title of the first President of the United States on January 10, 1789. Though Washington was accredited as one of our greatest presidents, he did not necessarily want to be president. It is told that Washington only accepted office because he felt a sense of responsibility. Like, it was his duty to serve as Commander in Chief. Washington served two terms, refused a third, then retired.
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  • Beginnning of Democrat-Republican Party

    Political party founded by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson in 1791. It stood in opposition to the Federalist party. The party dissolved in 1825.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    in order to keep a good government, Hamilton knew he needed to find something to raise revenue. He made excise tax on whiskey made in the United States, and Congress levy in 1791.
  • Bill of Rights added to Constitution

    First Ten Ammendments to the U.S. Constitution .Protects the natural rights of liberty and property.
  • Beginning of Federalist Party

    It was formed by Alexander Hamilton .They supported strong national government ,and had a loose interpretation for the Constitution.
  • Election of John Adams

    John Adams was elected in 1796. After Washington refused a third term in office, his vice president, John Adams, was a definite candidate for the Federalist party. During Adams presidency, his vice president was Democrat Thomas Jefferson.
  • XYZ Affair

    A treaty between Britain and the U.S. failed the right to guarantee France the right to ship with the U.S. France sent three diplomats named X,Y,and Z with outrageous demands.
  • Sedition Act

    The Sedition act was officially signed on July 14 1798. Basically the Sedition act was passed to make it more difficult for foreigners to become legal citizens in the United States.
  • Alien Act

    Federalists passed this too control the activities of foreighners in the U.S. However the real reason was was to destroy republicanism.
  • John Marshall Appointed

    John Marshall was appointed Chief Justice on January 31, 1800, under the president, John Adams. After the death of George Washington, in respect of his leader, Chief Justice Marshall wrote a 5-volume biography about Washington’s life. He died due to a stagecoach accident on June 6, 1835.
  • Election of Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson called his election "the Revolution of 1800" because it marked the first time that power in America passed from one party to another.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Known as the greatest land real estate purchase in American history, USA purchased the French land for $15 million dollars (about 4 cents an acre). This large land purchase about doubled the size of the United States. The Louisiana Purchase treaty was signed in 1803.
  • Lewis and Clark

    President Thomas Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Territory.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    John Adams commissions were signed on the last day of his office .Thomas Jefferson refused to honour the commissions because they had not been delivered by the end of Adams term.
  • Non Intercourse Act

    the us congress replaced the embargo act of 1807 with non intercourse act of march 1809 it was supposed to damage the economies united kingdom and France.
  • Embargo Act

    All U.S. ports were closed to export shipping, foreign vessels, and rules were placed on imports from Great Britain. The act had alot of hardship on U.S. farmers as well as on New England and New York.
  • Election of James Madison

    he was the 6th president. Jefferson didnt want to stay for a third term. His embargo of all trade had great devistation on the country
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812 is a known war in American history. the conflict helped make the young United States among other nations.
  • Election of James Monroe

    James Monroe attended the college of William and Mary but left in 1776 to join the Continental army. In 1802 Monroe was sent to France to negotiate for the Louisiana Purchase. Monroe was elected president in 1816. During his first term, there was a time period called the “era of good feelings”, a term indicating the peace in the country.
  • McCulloch vs. Maryland

    the States were unhappy with the making of the Second Bank of the US was Maryland.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Americans should be free from European interference in sovereign countrys affairs. It also states that the U.S. stays neutral in European wars against America or other nations.
  • Gibbons vs. Ogden

    New York representative, Ogden, was trying to keep a ferry ship operator, Gibbons, out of New York waters. Gibbons felt it unfair for Ogden to try and keep him out of New York's waters. Gibbons was then sued New York on the count of entry of the state and he case was presented to the Supreme Court. Gibbons was arrested a few months later.