Thomas Jeffersons Foreign Policies

  • Pinckney Treaty of 1795

    Pinckney Treaty of 1795
    American Farmers were able to use the port of New Orleans tax-free.
  • Election of the 3rd President

    Election of the 3rd President
    Jefferson is elected President after a tie in the election was thrown into the House of Representatives, who had voted on a new president for 6 days. Aaron Burr became the vice president for Jefferson.
  • Inauguration of the 3rd President

    Inauguration of the 3rd President
    Jefferson was the first president to be inaugurated in the New Capital City.
  • Repeal of the Judiciary Act

    Repeal of the Judiciary Act
    The Judiciary Act established a supreme court which was empowered to rule on the constitutionality of decisions made by state courts.
  • Beginnning of the Tripolian War

    Beginnning of the Tripolian War
    Jefferson didn't want to pay a sum in tribute to the Pasha of Tripoli. He sent a small fleet of U.S naval vessels to the Mediterranean to fight the Tripoli and sporatic fighting began.
  • Letter to Connecticut's Danbury Baptist Association

    Letter to Connecticut's Danbury Baptist Association
    Jefferson sent a letter to this organization about government establishment of religion.
  • West Point Founding

    West Point Founding
    United States Military Academy established at West Point by the act of congress in order to have a well-trained military for national defense.
  • Allegations against Jefferson

    Allegations against Jefferson
    Many accusations were made against Jefferson for an affair with his slave, Sally Hemings.
  • Marbury vs. Madison

    Marbury vs. Madison
    As one of the “most momentous court decisions in American History,” the Supreme Court rules that it cannot issue the writs of mandamus because the actions were unconstitutional in the first place. It asserts its power to rule on the constitutionality of actions of Congress.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The US purchased the Louisiana Territory, of approximately 800,000 sq ft of land surrounding the Mississippi Valley and present day Midwest, for $15 million. This claimed land was mainly used for its rivers for transportation. They received this land from the French.
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Lewis and Clark Expedition
    Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark depart on their exploration of the undiscovered parts of the U.S.
  • Jefferson’s Second Term

    Jefferson’s Second Term
    After sweeping the November election, receiving all but 14 of the 176 electoral votes. Jefferson gave an inaugural speech for a second term.
  • The End of the Tripolian War

    The End of the Tripolian War
    American navy didn't achieve a victory against the Tripoli but they gained some respect and recieved protection from U.S. vessel trading in the Mediterranean waters,
  • Slave Trade Ban

    Slave Trade Ban
    Congress bans the slave trade on the earliest possible day as indicated by the original constitution.
  • Chesapeake-Leopard Affair

    Chesapeake-Leopard Affair
    The British Warship, the Leopard, fired at the U.S. warship, the Chesapeake. The British ended up killing 3 Americans as well as capturing 4 others.
  • The Embargo Act

    The Embargo Act
    Jefferson's Plan to stop Britain from violating the rights of the neutral nations rather than lose U.S. trade. This act prohibited American merchant ships from sailing to any foreign port. This plan backfired and brought greater hardships on the U.S then Britain.
  • Monticello

    Jefferson retires to Monticello, VA and never leaves again.