The First Administration - Chris Klecko

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    The First Administration

  • Election of George Washington

    Election of George Washington
    George Washington became the first president and John Adams became the first vice president. He served as president for two terms.
  • Jay's Treaty

    Jay's Treaty
    The treaty provided settlement of depts from before 1776. It also allowed American ships to trade with British colonies.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Farmers were mad because of the tax on whiskey. A large mob had swords, pitchforks, and guns and they attacked tax collectors and burned down buildings.
  • Pickney's Treaty

    Pickney's Treaty
    The United States and Great Britain could work together against the Spanish in North America. This gave the Americans the right to trade at New Orleans.
  • Election of John Adams

    Election of John Adams
    John Adams won the presidential election after running against Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson became vice president because at that time the runner-up would become vice president.
  • Washington’s Farewell Address

    Washington’s Farewell Address
    It was published in a newspaper. In it his words influenced political parties for over 100 years.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    John Adams tried sending a delegation to France to avoid war and make peace but France refused and sent three agents who wanted a loan. Reffering to the agents as X, Y, and Z the incident became known as the XYZ Affair.
  • Naturalization Act

    Naturalization Act
    It required that illegal immagrants be residents for 14 years. After the 14 years that can become a U.S. citizen.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    The Americans were suspicious of immigrants living in the country. Congress passed strict laws that were to protect the nation's security.
  • Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions

    Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions
    They claimed that the Alien and Sedition Acts violated the Constitution. The Kentucky Resolutions thought that states might legally overturn federal laws considered unconstitutional.
  • Election of Thomas Jefferson

    Election of Thomas Jefferson
    Again in 1800, Thomas Jefferson ran against John Adams in the presidential election. Jefferson was inaugurated on March 4, 1801.
  • Twelfth Amendment

    Twelfth Amendment
    This amendment solves a problem of the methed of electing a president and a vice president. It states that people have to vote for the president and vice president on seperate ballots.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Thomas Jefferson wanted to know what was west of the Mississippi River. He sent Meriwether Lewis ad William Clark on an expedition to find out what was there.
  • Election of James Madison

    Election of James Madison
    He was the fourth president for two terms. He served with vice presidents George Clinton and Elbridge Gerry.
  • “The Star-Spangled Banner”

    “The Star-Spangled Banner”
    Congress made it the National Anthe in 1931. It written by Francis Scott Key during September 13-14.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    New England Federalists gathered in Connecticut. They made a list of proposed amendments to the Constitution.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    It didn't change existing borders. It was a peace treaty, signed in Ghent, Belgium.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    The Americans won the battle. Andrew Jackson became a hero, and it helped him become president in 1828.
  • Rush-Bagot Treaty

    Rush-Bagot Treaty
    The United States and Britian set limits on the number of ships each could have in the Great Lakes. It didn't allow weapons along the border of Canada and the United States.