Thomas Jefferson

  • His election

    His election
    Thomas Jefferson defeated 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. It was a long, bitter re-match of the 1796 election between the pro-French and pro-decentralization Democratic-Republicans under Jefferson and Aaron Burr, against incumbent Adams and Charles Pinckney's pro-British and pro-centralization Federalists
  • First speech

    First speech
    in the first speech he was going to give the people a new revolution. Also he waould add more rules to the constitution. he will aslo pursue our own Federal and Republican principles our attachment to union and representative government
  • louisiana purchase

    louisiana purchase
    President Thomas Jefferson wrote this prediction in an April 1802 letter to Pierre Samuel du Pont amid reports that Spain would retrocede to France the vast territory of Louisiana
  • Lewis and Clark expedition

    Lewis and Clark expedition
    President Thomas Jefferson guided a splendid piece of foreign diplomacy through the U.S. Senate: the purchase of Louisiana territory from France.After the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was made, Jefferson initiated an exploration of the newly purchased land and the territory beyond the "great rock mountains" in the West.
  • Embargo Act

    The neutrality of the United States was tested during the Napoleonic Wars. Both Britain and France imposed trade restrictions in order to weaken each others' economies. This also had the effect of disrupting American trade and testing the United States' neutrality. As time went on, harassment by the British of American ships increased. This included impressment and seizures of American men and goods. After the Chesapeake Affair, Thomas Jefferson was faced with a decision to make regarding the si
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    A second war for independence began just 29 years after the end of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812.Britain was at war with France and their leader Napoleon Bonaparte for nearly 20 years.The Americans were at a tough spot because the french were going to attack anyone who came to the tradeing ports.Then after two months the british were defeted.
  • Indian Removal Act

    Indian Removal Act
    At the time of the Louisiana Purchase, President Thomas Jefferson believed that American Indians could be moved from the East.Twenty years later, President Andrew Jackson decided to push for the Indian Removal Act. Passed in 1830, the act allowed the U.S. government to move Indian tribes to the west the Mississippi.