The First Administration

  • Election of George Washington

    The United States presidential election of 1788–1789 was the first presidential election in the United States of America and the only election to ever take place in a year that is not a multiple of four.
  • Whiskey Rebbelion

    The Whiskey Rebellion, or Whiskey Insurrection, was a tax protest in the United States in 1789, during the presidency of George Washington. Farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey had to pay a new tax which they strongly resented.
  • Jays Treaty

    Jay Treaty also known as Jay's Treaty, The British Treaty, the Treaty of London of 1794, and Treaty of Amity Commerce and Navigation, between His Britannic Majesty; and The United States of America was a treaty between the United States and Great Britain that is credited with averting war,, resolving issues remaining since the Treaty of Paris of 1783, which ended the American Revolution,
  • Pinckeys Treaty

    Pinckney's Treaty, also known as the Treaty of San Lorenzo or the Treaty of Madrid, was signed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on October 27, 1795 and established intentions of friendship between the United States and Spain. It also defined the boundaries of the United States with the Spanish colonies and guaranteed the United States navigation rights
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    George Washington's Farewell Address is a letter written by the first American President, George Washington, to "The People of the United States" Washington wrote the letter near the end of his second term as President, before his retirement to his home Mount Vernon.
  • Election of John Adams

    John Adams (October 30, 1735 ( October 19, 1735) – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, lawyer, statesman, diplomat and political theorist. A leading champion of independence in 1776, he was the second President of the United States (1797–1801). Hailing from New England.
  • XYZ Affair

    The XYZ Affair was a 1798 diplomatic episode during the administration of John Adams that Americans interpreted as an insult from France.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    The Alien and Sedition Acts were four bills passed in 1798 by the Federalists in the 5th United States Congress in the aftermath of the French Revolution's reign of terror and during an undeclared naval war with Britain and France,
  • VA and KY Resolution

    The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (or Resolves) were political statements drafted in 1798 and 1799, in which the Kentucky and Virginia legislatures took the position that the federal Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional.
  • Naturalization Act

    The Naturalization Act, passed by Congress on June 18, 1798 increased the amount of time necessary for immigrants to become naturalized citizens in the United States from five to fourteen years.
  • Election of Thomas Jefferson

    In the United States Presidential election of 1800, sometimes referred to as the "Revolution of 1800"Vice-President Thomas Jefferson defeated President John Adams. The election was a realigning election that ushered in a generation of Democratic-Republican Party rule and the eventual demise of the Federalist Party in the First Party System.
  • Twelfth Amendement

    The Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides the procedure for electing the President and Vice President.
  • Lewis and Clark expedition

    The Lewis and Clark Expedition was the first transcontinental expedition to the Pacific Coast by the United States.
  • Election of James Madison

    In the United States presidential election of 1808, the Democratic-Republican candidate James Madison defeated Federalist candidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. Madison had served as United States Secretary of State under incumbent Thomas Jefferson
  • The "Star spangled Banner"

    "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort McHenry",[1] a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key
  • Hartford Convention

    The Hartford Convention was an event in 1814–1815 in the United States in which New England Federalists met to discuss their grievances concerning the ongoing War of 1812 and the political problems arising from the domination of the Federal Government by Presidents from Virginia.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    The Treaty of Ghent signed on 24 December 1814, in Ghent was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Battle of New orleans

    The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory the United States had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Rush-Bagot Treaty

    The Rush–Bagot Treaty was a treaty between the United States and Britain ratified by the United States Senate on April 16, 1817. The treaty provided for a large demilitarization of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, where many British naval arrangements and forts still remained.