The New Republic

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  • John Adams

    John Adams
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    ohn Adams defense of the British soldiers as a result of the Boston Massacre was a very herioic deed that uphelp the definition of justice. Because of Adams, the lives if innocent men were spared.
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    Articles Of Confederation

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    The Articles of Confederation gave each state more power than the federal government. The main reason for the Articles were to form some type of national government in order to defend against foreign countries.
  • End of The American Revolution

    End of The American Revolution
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    Under the Treaty of Paris, Britain recognized the United States as an independant nation. The borders of the new nation extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River.
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    Alexander Hamilton

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    In may, the constitutional Convention convenes and Hamilton is one of three delegates from New York but the only one that supports the creation of a strong national government. In October, Hamiltion along with a few other federalists begin writing the Federalist papers.
  • Ratification of the Constitution

    Ratification of the Constitution
    The Constitution
    It establishes the form of the national government and defines the rights and liberties of the American people. It also lists the aims of the national government and the methods of achieving them. Previously, the nation's leaders had established an alliance among the states under the Articles of Confederation.
  • George Washington Takes Office as President

    George Washington Takes Office as President
    George Washington
    When George Washington takes the office as President, he establishes many precedents, such as what the president shall be called. He was the first president to be elected and was a memeber of one of two distinct political parties that had evolved.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    The Whiskey Rebellion
    This rebellion arose over the dispute of the exess tax imposed on whiskey. It was the first test of power of the new federal government, establishing its primacy in disputes with individual states.
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers

    Battle of Fallen Timbers
    Battle Of Fallen Timbers
    The Battle of Fallen Timbers was a decisive victory by the Legion of the United States over a confederacy of native Americans. It opened the Northwest Territory for white settlement, later leading to Ohio’s statehood in 1803.
  • Jay's Treaty

    Jay's Treaty
    Jay's Treaty
    The United States sent over their delegate Jon Jay to discuss a treaty that would force the British do a few things. The British agreed to withdraw their lingering soldiers from the US, pay for the damages they caused to American ships, allow some Americans to trade in the Carribbean, and settle the colonial debt that stemmed from before 1776.
  • Pickney's Treaty

    Pickney's Treaty
    Pickney's Treaty
    This treaty with Spain opens up trade for Americans on the Mississippi River. It also allows American traders into the city of New Orleans
  • George Washinton Leaves Office

    George Washinton Leaves Office
    George Washington
    After leaving office, he returned to his family home, Mount Vernon, in Virginia. He only served two terms which became a precedent. He also warned following presidents to "steer clear of permanent alliances."
  • X,Y,Z Affair with France

    X,Y,Z Affair with France
    The XYZ Affair
    The X,Y,Z affair with France cause the US to prepare for war. The naval department was created and the standing army was increased. Luckily peace was able to be brokered in 1800.
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    Virginia Resolutions

    Virginia & Kentucky Resolutions
    These resolutions argued that the federal government had no authority to exercise power not specifically delegated to it in the Constitution. The resolutions claimed that states can nullify federal laws that are considered unconstitutional and also affirmed the principle of states rights.
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    Alien & Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts
    Under the threat of war with France, Congress in 1798 passed four laws in an effort to strengthen the Federal government. Public opposition to the Alien and Sedition Acts was so great that they were in part responsible for the election of Thomas Jefferson, a Republican, to the presidency in 1800.
  • Election of 1800

    Election of 1800
    Election of 1800
    The election of 1800, fought between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, was very hard-fought. Each candidate believed that if they lost the nation would be ruined. Thomas The election's outcome brought a dramatic victory for Democratic-Republicans .
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    Barbary War

    The Barbary War
    The Barbary Wars were a series of wars between the United States of America and the Barbary States of North Africa in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Jefferson led the first, from 1801 to 1805, against pirates' cities in what are today Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria. Madison directed forces for the second war in 1815.
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    British Impressment

    British Impressment
    Between 1803 and 1812, The British impressed approximately 10,000 Americans forcing them to work on British ships. This was one of the causes for the war of 1812.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    Marbury vs. Madison
    The case of Marbury v. Madison arose when James Madison refused to deliver Marburys commision which would have made hime justice of the peace in the District of Colombia. Marbury sued Madison and the case was taken on by the Supreme court which ruled in favor of Madison due to the Judiciary Act of 1789. This was the first time the Supreme Court struck down a law because it was unconstitutional.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase
    Possibly one of Jeffersons most important presidential feats, the Louisiana Purchase opened up a large amount of new land in the heart of our nation. It is the largest single land purchase in our nations history and our citizens still feel the benefits of having that land.
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    Lewis & Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    n May, 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on an amazing expedition across the Louisiana Territory. They discovered and recorded much unfound land.
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    War of 1812

    The War of 1812
    The War of 1812 was the second major clash between the United States and Britain in North America. Although neither side won a clear victory, the war gave Americans an strong sense of national pride.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson and the Library of Congress
    In this year, Thomas Jefferson sold six to seven thousand volumes of his own personal collection to the library of Congress. These books became the base of what the Library of Congress is today.