• Election of George Washington

    He was selected by the continental congress to become the first president of the United States. As president he had prove to the effectiveness of the new government of the United States. During his precidency he set many precidents for future leaders of the young country.
  • Bill of Rights added to the Constitution

    The Bill of Rights was drafted in 1789 but wasnt ratified until 1791. The first ten ammendments of the constitution were made to protect american’s rights. These changes were made to settle the argument addresed at the continental congress which was the need of the country to have a Bill of Rights.
  • Beginning of the Federalists Party

    Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson began to disagree on political views. Jefferson and James Maddison traveled to New York to gain supporters to help to get rid of Hamilton’s plans that were being passed in congress. The federalists party was established in response to the strengthening of the Democratic-Republicans.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    The reason for the whiskey rebellion was because America was trying to raise money for the Treasury. Because of this they taxed all liquor made & sold in the United States. Alexander Hamilton had WANTED TO RAISE money for the Treasury,but instead it caused a huge rebellion to form that tested the strength of the new Government of America. The rebellion was almost in the exact way that we had rebelled for our freedom. For our new government,this was the time when we had proven that the new gove
  • Election of John Adams

    It was held from Friday November 4 to Wednesday,December 7,1796. It was the first contested American presidential election and the only one in which a president and vice president were elected from opposing sides. Adams won the presidency.
  • XYZ affair

    Three French spies were sent by the French foreign minister, talleyrand, to make a deal with. The minister wanted $250,000 for himself and $10 million dollaras as a loan to france before he would negotiate.
  • Alien Act

    Congress passed the alien act in response to the crisis with france. The act gave the president the right to expel any foreiegner thought to be a threat to the country. There was question about the constitutionality of the act. However the law was necessary to protect the United States.
  • Sedition Acts

    The Alien and Sedition Acts were four bills passed in 1798 by the Federalist 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. They were signed into law by president John Adames.
  • Election of Thomas Jefferson-December 3rd, 1800

    Jefferson and Burr received the most electoral votes, but since neither had a majority, the election was decided in the Federalist-dominated House of Representatives. Though the Federalists wanted neither Jefferson nor Burr to be president, Hamilton convinced his party that Jefferson would be a lesser political evil than Burr.On February 17, 1801, after thirty-six ballots, the House elected Jefferson President and Burr Vice President.
  • John Marshall appointed

    Federalist president John Adams nominated his secretary of state John Marshall,to the office of cheif Justice of the U.S. in 1801. Democratic - Republic party leader Thomas Jefferson defeated Adams in the presidental election of 1800. So Adams placed as many Federalist in the judiciary as possible before leaving office on march 4,1801.
  • Marbury v. Maddison

    A result from the midnight judges appointed by Adams in an attempt to keep federalists in the government before he left office. Marbury sewed James Maddison because he never recieved his official appointment papers from him. The court ruled in favor of Maddison. This case gave way for Judicial review which proved to be very important in the system of checks and balances.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    A territory of the western United States extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains between the Gulf of Mexico and Canadian border. It was purchased from on April 30,1803. For $15 million and officially explored by Lewis and Clark expedition.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Began from Saint Louis and traveled along the Mississippi river to explore the Luoisiana territory. Sacagawea a young native americna girl joined the expedition and guided them through the west in order for them to be able to map the details of the land.
  • The Embargo act

    The embargo act was an act that banned between America and other Nations.This law was passed by Congress and was signed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807. This law was later repealed on March First,in the year 1809. Jefferson had repealed this law in the later years of his presidency.
  • Election of James Madison

    Election of James Madison-7 Dec 1808
    As Jefferson began to close out,Madison was the one that most people wanted for President.In the election process,Madison,was easily selected as President against James Monroe.
  • Non-intercourse Act

    During Jefferson’s last few days as President,the United States congress removed the Embargo act with the Non-intercourse act. Which had removed all embargos except for the ones for those bound for British or British ports. The idea was to damage the U.k and France.The only problem was that it was exactly like it’s predecessor,the embargo act which was ineffective towards its goal.
  • The War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The war of 1812 was about a 32 month battle that was between the United states and the British empire.Even though no territory was gained through this war,it was more of an accomplishment of the end of several conflicts that had involved with America’s war for Independence.One of the major problems of this was that the Royal Navy had acted in impressment overseas involving robbing Americans from their ships.Not only did they do this,they also forced the Americans to join Britain's navy.
  • Election of James Monroe

    The United States presidential election of 1816 was the 8th quadrennial presidential. It was held from Friday,November 1st to Wednesday,December 4,1816. It came at the end of the two-term presidency of Democratic Republican James Madision. With the federalist party in collapse,Madison secretary of state,James Monroe had an advantage in winning the presidency against very weak opposition. Monroe won the electoral collage by the wide margin of 1830 to 1834.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    President Monroe issued a statement saying that america would not interfere with relation of european countries. However he also warned europe against them trying to attempt to regain control of the newly independent nation. This warning was in response to the British interfering with American trade ships and impressment of American citizens.
  • Gibbions v. Ogden

    It was a landmark decision in which the supreme court of the U.S. held that the power to regulate interstate commerce was granted to congress by the commerce clause of the U.S. constitution. the case was argued by some of America’s most admired and capable attorneys at the time. Exiled Irish patriot Thomas Addis Emmet and Thomas J.Oakley argued for Ogden, while William Wirt and Daniel Webster argued for Gibbons.
  • Mcculloch VS Maryland:

    The court battle known as Mcculloch VS Maryland was a case that had helped America with two important principles in Constitutional law. The first was that the Constitution grants to Congress implied powers for implementing the Constitution's express powers, in order to create a functional national government. The second was that state action may not impede valid constitutional exercises of power by the Federal government.
  • beginning of the Democratic - Republican Party

    The Democratic - Republican party was the political party organized by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 1791-1793. It stood on opposition to the federalist party and controlled the presidency and congress,and most states,from 1801 to 1824. It split after the 1824 presidential election.