Presidential Timeline (3 - 5)

  • Election of George Washington

    Election of George Washington
    In this election, George Washington was elected for the first of his two terms as president, and John Adams became the first vice-president.
  • Beginning of Federalist Party

    Beginning of Federalist Party
    Strong central government
  • Bill of Rights in the US Constitution

    Bill of Rights in the US Constitution
    They protect the natural rights of liberty and property. They guarantee a number of personal freedoms, limit the government's power in judicial, and reserve some powers to the states and the public.
  • Beginning of Democratic-Republican Party

    Beginning of Democratic-Republican Party
    States' rights
    Common man's power
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Tax protests
    Showed federal power
  • Election of John Adams

    Election of John Adams
    It was expected that Adams would dominate the votes in New England, while Jefferson was expected to win in the Southern states. In the end, Adams won the election by a narrow margin of 71 electoral votes to 68 for Jefferson (who became the vice president).
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    We were humiliated by French diplomats and there was a threat of war with France.
  • Alien Act

    Alien Act
    Gave power of deportation to the president.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    Can’t criticize government
    Did not give freedom of press/ speech
  • John Marshall Appointed

    John Marshall Appointed
    He helped to establish the Supreme Court as the final authority on the meaning of the Constitution in cases that must be decided by the federal courts. This is otherwise known as Judicial Review.
  • Election of Thomas Jefferson

    Election of Thomas Jefferson
    Rule by people
    Strong state government
    Agrarian dream
    Strict interpretation of Constitution
    French alliances
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    It formed the basis for the exercise of judicial review in the United States.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    America bought land from France almost doubling the size of their land.
  • Lewis and Clark Expidition

    Lewis and Clark Expidition
    It was the first transcontinental expedition to the Pacific Coast by the US. Led by two Virginia-born veterans, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Went to study the area's plants, animal life, and geography, and to discover how the region could be exploited economically.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    No trading with anybody allowed
    Economy goes down drastically
  • Election of James Madison

    Election of James Madison
    Supported by Jefferson
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Non-Intercourse Act
    No shipping/ trading to Britain or France
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    Between US and Britain
    About Brits violation of US rights
  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    Andrew Jackson received more electoral and popular votes than any other candidate, but not the majority of 131 electoral votes needed to win the election. As no candidate received the required majority of electoral votes, the presidential election was decided by the House of Representatives. John Quincy Adams had won.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    Final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army.
  • Election of James Monroe

    Election of James Monroe
    Era of Good Feelings, less political rifts
    Issues Monroe Doctrine and Missouri Compromise
  • McCulloch vs Maryland

    McCulloch vs Maryland
    Maryland imposes taxes on banks, McCulloch refuses to pay tax
    McCulloch wins
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    An agreement passed between the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress, involving primarily the regulation of slavery in the western territories.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    It stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression requiring U.S. intervention.
  • Gibbons vs Ogden

    Gibbons vs Ogden
    Violated Supremacy clause of Constitution
    NY boats given exclusive permission to ride bots, others pay taxe
  • Election of Andrew Jackson

    Election of Andrew Jackson
    Very important because it started Democratic party
    More white males get to vote, Jackson was “one of the people”
  • Beginning of Democratic Party (Jacksonian Democracy)

    Beginning of Democratic Party (Jacksonian Democracy)
    Executive brach strengthens
    "Age of Common Man"
  • Expanded Suffrage to All White Males

    Expanded Suffrage to All White Males
    Focused on removing property requirements for voting.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    Andrew Jackson wants to move Indians to Oklahoma
  • Worcester vs Georgia

    Worcester vs Georgia
    Samuel Worcester apparently broke law by trying to teach Native Americans and living with them
  • Closing of the US Bank

    Closing of the US Bank
    President Andrew Jackson closes down the 2nd Bank of the United States after the first needed renewal. He opposed it b/c it benefited mostly he rich and had too much control.