Presidents Timeline

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    George Washington Inauguration

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  • Judiciary Act (Political)

    Specified the number of Federal courts and judges.
  • Bank Act (Economic)

    National Banking Act
  • Whiskey Rebellion (Social)

    First use of army within country.
  • Jay Treaty (Foreign Policy)

    British troops withdraw from U.S.
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    John Adams Inauguration

  • XYZ Affair (Foreign Policy)

    France and U.S. almost go to war.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts (Political)

    Federalists show support for Alien and Sedition Acts.
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    Thomas Jefferson Inauguration

  • Marbury v. Madison (Political)

    Established judicial review
  • Louisiana Purchase (Foreign Policy)

    U.S. purchases land from France, loose constructionist policy.
  • Embargo Act (Foreign Policy)

    U.S. no longer imports or exports goods, economy hurt.
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    James Madison Inauguration

  • Bank Charter Lapses (Economic)

    Madison lets 20 year bank charter expire.
  • War of 1812 Begins (Foreign Policy)

    British continue to attack U.S. ships, Madison declares war.
  • Battle of New Orleans (Political)

    Andrew Jackson defeats British at New Orleans, Jackson becomes war hero.
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    James Monroe Inauguration

  • Onis Treaty (Foreign Policy)

    Spain cedes Florida to U.S. in exchange for $5 million in debt cancellation.
  • Missouri Compromise (Political)

    Slavery not allowed above 36 parallel.
  • Monroe Doctrine (Foreign Policy)

    Delivered to Congress on this day, established grounds for foreign relations.
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    John Quincy Adams Inauguration

  • Corrupt Bargain (Political)

    Henry Clay appointed Secretary of State, many believed that election of 1824 had been corrupted by a deal.
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Economic)

    First trains designed for passengers and freight.
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    Andrew Jackson Inauguration

  • Kitchen Cabinet (Political)

    Jackson fills his cabinet and staff with friends.
  • Indian Removal Act (Social)

    Act authorized, Indian movement begins.
  • Veto of Second National Bank Rechartering (Economic)

    Because of this veto, Whig party forms.
  • South Carolina Nullification (Political)

    Troops sent to South Carolina to deal with nullification of federal tariffs.
  • Trail of Tears (Social)

    4000 Native Americans die on march to the West.
  • The Alamo (Foreign Policy)

    American fort is overrun by Mexicans, all Americans killed.
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    Martin Van Buren Inauguration

  • Panic of 1837 (Economic)

    Depression that remains throughout Van Buren's term.
  • Continuation of Trail of Tears (Social)

    Van Buren upholds forced relocation of Native Americans.
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    William Henry Harrison Inauguration

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    Presidency Transferred to John Tyler

  • Cabinet Resigns (Political)

    Vetoes banking bills supported by Whigs, cabinet abandons him.
  • Chinese Trade (Foreign Policy)

    Far East Trade opened after treaty with China.
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    James Polk Inauguration

  • Annexation of Texas (Political)

    After war with Mexico, Texas is annexed to United States.
  • Oregon Treaty (Foreign Policy)

    Britain and U.S. both take chunks of Oregon.
  • Treaty of 1848 (Political)

    U.S. and Mexico sign treaty that gives U.S. control of California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and parts of Colorado and Wyoming.
  • Gold Discovered (Social)

    Gold found in California marks beginning of gold rush.