The Presidentail Timeline

  • Election of George Washington

    Election of George Washington
    George Washington is the father of our country. Without George Washington, the survival of the United States might have been impossible. He served as the top general and a inspirational leader in the Revolutionary war. He was a man of character, and voice, he spoke for the government to make it better.
  • Bill of Rights added to the Constitution

    Bill of Rights added to the Constitution
    The Bill of Rights were first introduced in the year of 1789 by James Madison. It then cam into effect in 1791 when they were added to the constitution. The Bill of Rights belong to the people. Massachusetts didn’t ratify the Bill of Rights.
  • Beginning of Federalist Party

    Beginning of Federalist Party
    The federalist party was the first party to be brought up. The federalists controlled the Federal Government until 1801. The party was built by Alexander Hamilton, who during Washington's first term was building a network of supporters. The federalists party called for a National Bank, tariffs and a good relation ship with Great Britain. The Democratic-Republicans denounced most of these laws especially the bank.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    4: The Whiskey Rebellion was in the early 1790s. George Washington has added a tax on whiskey. By doing that, farmers got outraged and started to rebel from it. At the end, the president didn’t punish them but parted them.
  • Election of John Adams

    Election of John Adams
    This election was the first contested American presidential election and the only one in which a president and a vice president were elected from opposing tickets. The twelfth amendment made this very unlikely to happen in the future. John Adams was the vice president for George Washington when he was in office. John Adams was running for office against Thomas Jefferson.
  • XYZ affair

    XYZ affair
    The XYZ Affair began in the year of 1798. John Adams encouraged the Affair. He had three Frenchmen approach the delegation and wanted the gift of 250,000 to Talleyrand.Adams said he wouldn't send another minister unless properly and respectably received by the French government.
  • Alien Act

    Alien Act
    The Alien Act began in the year of 1798. There were four bills that were passed in Congress. The bills were suppose to protect the United States from the people who weren’t from the United States.Thomas Jefferson and James Madison fought hard to get the bills repealed because many people didn’t like the bill.
  • Sedition Act

    Sedition Act
    The Sedition Act of 1918 was an Act of the United States Congress. It extended the Espionage Act of 1917 to cover a broader range of expression of opinion. Later it casted the government or the war effort in a negative light or interfered.It was with the sale of government bonds.
  • The Election of Thomas Jefferson

    The Election of Thomas Jefferson
    2:The Election of Thomas Jefferson was 1796-1800. Around 1800, Thomas Jefferson won the election form John Adams. The election was a realigning election that ushered in a generation of Democratic-Republican Party rule. It was the eventual demise of the Federalist Party in the first party system.
  • John Marshall appointed

    John Marshall appointed
    John Marshall was appointed in court in 1801 by president John Adams. When Washington died Marshall wrote five volumes of his biography. John Marshall was a member of the Virginia Assembly. Marshall earned a reputation as a good lawyer who could think on his feet. And he also became known for arguing forcefully that Virginia should ratify the Constitution.
  • Marbury. v. Madison

    Marbury. v. Madison
    This was made in the year of 1803. Marbury sued James Madison, because the administration did not deliver the commission. Marbury had been commissioned justice. This decision was the first bey the supreme.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    Louisiana Purchase-
    The Louisiana Purchase was made in the year of 1803. The Louisiana Purchase was the purchase of the land by the United States.Thomas Jefferson influenced the purchase. He thought it would be a good way to help the states.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    This expedition began in 1804. This was the first overland expedition. It was undertaken by the United States to the Pacific coast and back. The expedition team was headed by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
  • Embargo act

    Embargo act
    6:The Embargo Act was in 1807. It was a general embargo enacted by the United States Congress. They were against Great Britain and France during the Napoleonic Wars. It lead to the embargo arose from flagrant violations of US neutrality.
  • Election of Andrew Jackson

    Election of Andrew Jackson
    Thew election of 1828 was significant as it held the election of the common people. This years election was also good to note because of the personal attacks by the supporters of both candidates. By the time the votes were cast many rumors had been spread around about both of the candidates.Andrew Jackson and John-Quincey Adams could not have been more different.
  • Election of James Madison

    Election of James Madison
    7: The US presidential election of 1808 was when James Madison defeated the Federalist. He was against Charles Wordsworth Pinkness who lost. Madison had served as United States Secretary of State under incumbent Thomas Jefferson. Pinkness had been the unsuccessful Federalist candidate.
  • Non intercourse Act

    Non intercourse Act
    5: The Non intercourse Act was around 1809. It was the collective name given to six statutes passed by the United States Congress. The Act regulates commerce between Native Americans and non-Indians. The prohibition on purchases of Indian lands without the approval of the federal government.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    3: The War of 1812 was a military conflict. It was a battle between the United States of America and the British Empire. The Americans declared was in 1812 for many reasons. One of them was restrictions due to Britain’s ongoing war with France.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    This was the final major battle of the war of 1812. American forces leaded by Andrew Jackson defeated the invading British. The British were planning on taking of New Orleans for they thought it was a good spot on the battle field. The treaty of Ghent had been signed on Dec. 24, 1814 and ratified by the U.S. on Feb. 16, 1815. However the news did not get across the Atlantic in time so the Americans defeated the British With out knowing they had already signed a peace treaty with them.
  • Election of James Monroe

    Election of James Monroe
    The election of 1820 was the last election in history in which a candidate ran unopposed meaning he didn't have to run a vigorous campaign. Usually the inauguration was held inside but for this election the inauguration was held outside so all could see. Monroe was the president during the “Era of good feelings”. Plus Monroe also received all of the electoral votes except for one.
  • Expanded suffrage to all white males

    Expanded suffrage to all white males
    The Expanded suffrage to all white males was in 1820. It means that all white men could vote. they used to only let them vote if they had land.Later they abolished the idea that you had to own property to vote.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    This compromise was an agreement passed in 1820 between pro-slavery states and anti-slavery states of the united states. involving the regulation pf slavery in the western territories. it prohibited slavery from the state of Louisiana. Prior to the agreement the compromise was denied but it had gotten passed later that year anyway after a few debates.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    This was in 1823.The Monroe Doctrine essentially said that everything that occurs in the Western Hemisphere. The business of the United States and European Powers should keep out of the politics in this region. Monroe has used this doctrine as their reasoning for certain actions.
  • Gibbons vs. Ogden

    Gibbons vs. Ogden
    This court struck down a new york law that tried to control steamboat travel between new york and new jersey. The court ruled that a state could regulate trade only within its own boarders. The federal government is the only thing that has the power to regulate interstate commerce, or trade between different states.The decision helped the national economy by making it easier for the government to regulate trade.
  • McCulloch v. Maryland

    McCulloch v. Maryland
    9:The state of Maryland imposed a tax. It was imposed in 1819. This tax went to all banks. It was similar to when the people was against the Bank of America.
  • Election of 1824

    Election of 1824
    John Quincey Adams was elected for president that year. The election was decided by the House Of Representatives. Many people thought this election was unfair because of the fact that there were four people that were running for president. Most people had called this election a cheat because Andrew Jackson had won the popular vote and the electoral vote but John Adams had still won because he had power in the house of representative so he told them to vote for him.
  • Beginning of Democratic Party

    Beginning of Democratic Party
    The democratic party was founded for the purpose of electing Thomas Jefferson to the presidency. First called Democratic-Republicans they favored personal liberty and a limited federal government. After electing Jefferson into the office the Democrats put candidates in the white house for the next 25 years. Then simply in 1828 they became known as democrats.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    8:The Indian Removal Act was signed by president Andrew Jackson on may 28, 1830. This removal strongly supported the south. However, it didn’t supported to North. This act was to push the Indians West while Americans settle on their land.
  • Worcester v. Georgia

    Worcester v. Georgia
    1: Worcester v. Georgia was in 1832. It was a case in which the United States Supreme Court Vacated the Conviction of Samuel Worcester. It was also held the Georgia criminal statue. It prohibited non-Indians from being on Indian Lands without a license from the state was unconstitutional.
  • Closing of the U.S Bank

    Closing of the U.S Bank
    The Bank began in the early 1800’s. Andrew Jackson thought that the bank was wrong, so, he would do everything he could to destroy it. He thought it was a fraud and corruption. To dig up some dirt, he had a investigation done on the Bank.