United States Timeline

  • Proclamation of Neutrality

    President Washington issues a Proclamation of Neutrality in order to stay of the troubles between France and Great Britain.
  • XYZ Affair

    Americans are insulted by a bribe issued by French officials.
  • Convention of 1800

    This agreement settled the growing hostilities between the United States and France.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    President Jefferson buys the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon of France.
  • Embargo Act

    President Jefferson attempts to avoid international problems by asking Congress to pass the Embargo Act that stops US trade with other nations.
  • War of 1812

    The British policy of impressment causes a major war to break out between the United States and Great Britain.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent is signed, ending the War of 1812
  • Monroe Doctrine

    President Monroe tells the world, "Hands off the western hemisphhere!"