Presidential Timeline (period8; group2)

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  • Election of George Washington

    Election of George Washington
    After everything George Washington has done for America, he, running unopposed, won the election by a landslide.
  • The Whiskey Rebellion

    The Whiskey Rebellion
    A protest against the Whiskey Tax. (Date Unsure)
  • Bill of Rights added to Constitution

    Bill of Rights added to Constitution
    After controversy at the Constitutional Convention, it came to an agreement the more freedoms needed to be added to the Constitution, so the Bill of Rights, consisting of the first ten amendments, was added.
  • Beginning of Democratic- Republican Party

    Beginning of Democratic- Republican Party
    Political party founded in the early 1790s by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
  • Beginning of Federalist Party

    Beginning of Federalist Party
    The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1820.
  • Alien Act

    Alien Act
    Federalists passed law in order for immigrants to not be able to vote for the opposing party. It deported immigrants and extended the time to become a legal citizen.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    An act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    American ambassadors when to France to discuss about France seizing U.S. navy ships, but when three unknown Frenchmen demanded a large sum of money, Adams decided not to pay they and build-up the U.A. navy.
  • Beginning of Democratic Party (Jacksonian Democracy)

    Beginning of Democratic Party (Jacksonian Democracy)
    Rose to power in the election of 1800 in opposition to the fiscal policies of Alexander Hamilton.
  • John Marshall Appointed

    John Marshall Appointed
    The night before Adams left office, he appointed a court system full of federalists, one of them, John Marshall, being Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Under his decisions, he established laws such as Judicial Review and helped strengthen government power.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    Marbury, a die-hard Federalist, tried to sue Madison over not being able to become a judge, though he filled out everything for it. Chief Justice John Marshall ruled against Marbury, stating it was unconstitutional.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    When Jefferson wanted to buy New Orleans from France, France offered to sell the entire Louisiana Territory for $15 million. It was bought, and Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to explore the area. People later started to move to new land.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    After the U.S. purchase Louisiana from France, Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to explore the land. Along the way, they hired Sacajawea as a guide. They encountered Native Americans, the Rocky Mountains, and bison in search of the Pacific Ocean.
  • The Embargo Act

    The Embargo Act
    Was put in place to block all trade with foreign countries.
  • The Non-Intercourse Act

    The Non-Intercourse Act
    Was put in place to allow trade with everyone except Great Britain and France.
  • Election Of James Madison

    Election Of James Madison
    Was easily won by James Madison who became the 4th president.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    Due to the British seizing U.S. trade ships and trading guns with Indians, the U.S. went to war, and in the process, the British blocked ports, burnt down Washington D.C., and eventually came to peace
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    Final major battle of the War of 1812.
  • Election of James Monroe

    Election of James Monroe
    The election of 1816 with opponent Rufus King.
  • McCulloch Vs. Maryland

    McCulloch Vs. Maryland
    An argument over whether the federal government has the power to create a national bank.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    When Missouri wanted to enter as a slave state, there had to be a free state to balance it out. So Maine entered free and from then on, there was no more slavery over the 360 30’ line.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    Once revolutions started occurring in Latin America, Monroe feared European countries could get involved, so he passed the Monroe Doctrine so that Europe COULD NOT interfere with the western hemisphere.
  • Gibbons v. Ogden

    Gibbons v. Ogden
    The power to regulate interstate commerce was granted to Congress.
  • Election of John Adams

    Election of John Adams
    Th election of 1824 was decided by the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    The election came to an end with John Q. Adams won with the help of Henry Clay. Many called it corrupt because Clay got electoral votes as Speaker of the House.
  • Expanded Suffrage

    Expanded Suffrage
    Gave right to all white men, rich and poor, to vote. Helped Jackson win.
  • Election of Andrew Jackson

    Election of Andrew Jackson
    The election of 1828 was one of the dirtiest in American history.
  • The Indian Removal Act

    The Indian Removal Act
    Was put in place to give the president the power to move the Native Americans west of the Mississippi for land expansion.
  • Worcester vs. Georgia

    Worcester vs. Georgia
    An argument over whether Worcester should go to jail under Georgia Law for living with the Indians.
  • Closing of the US. Bank

    Closing of the US. Bank
    Jackson thought the bank was too powerful and corrupt, so he decided to veto the bank.