AP History US Presidents and Major Accomplishments

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Washington

Precedents-2 terms, cabinet, ex. privelege, mr. pres
Whiskey Rebellion 1788
Bill of Rights
Hamilton's Economic Plan
Jay's & Pickney's Treaty
Neutrality Proclamation
Farewell Address

Adams

Federalist (city, banks, tariff)
Jefferson VP
XYZ Affair
Quasi War
Alien and Sedition Acts

Jefferson

Dem/Repub
Ends A & S Acts
Keeps bank (Ham plan)
LA purchase
Pirates in Tripoly
Louis and Clarke
Embargo Act (start of problem)

Madison

Non Intercourse Act
Macon's Bill NO. 2
Tecumsek-Tippecanoe
Chesapeake affair
War of 1812

Nixon

Takes off gold
90 Day Wage Freeze
Environmental Agency, Clean Air & Water Act, Endangered Species
Vietnamization
Nixon Doctrine-allies fight for themselves
Salt Treaty
Detente

Ford

Pardons Nixon
Whip inflation now

Carter

Raises tax on oil
Price controls
Worsened recession
Gas shortages
Overthrow the shah in Iran
Iran Hostage Crisis
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Stagflation

Reagan

Reagonomics/Trickledown/Supply Side Economics
Roll back, push back soviets
Iran Contra
Conservative Coalition

Clinton

NAFTA-North American Free Trade Agreement (no tariffs between US, Canada, Mexico)

HW Bush

Fall of Berlin Wall/Soviet Union
Invasion of Panama
Persian Gulf War
Raises taxes
ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act

Monroe

Monroe Doctrine (JQA)
Era of Good Feelings
American System

JQA

Corrupt Bargain

Jackson

Spoil System
Nullification Crisis
Indian Removal Act
Trail of Tears
Force Act
Destroys US Bank
Specie Circular

Van Buren

Blames for Panic of 1837 (caused by collapse of US bank)
Aroostook War
Caroline Affair

Harrison

dies in a month
First Whig
Defeats Tehcumseh (Battle of Tippecanoe)
First Modern Campaigner

Tyler

Expelled from Democrat and Whig Party
Vetoes all Whig bills
Annexes TX

Polk

Promises-
Oregon (54 40 or Fight)
Walker Tariff
California (Slydell Mission, fails)
All in one Term
Thorton Affair
Spot Resolution
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Oregon Trail

Taylor

Compromise of 1850 (against it, passes when he dies)

Fillmore

Passes compromise of 1850
Sends out Matthew Perry (Japan)

Pierce

Kansas Nebraska Act
Open Japan

Buchanan

Bleeding Kansas
Dred Scott
SC Breaks Away

Lincoln

Civil War
Emancipation Proclamation
Fort Sumter
Greenbacks
Morrill Tariff
10% Plan
Income Tax
Suspends Habeus Corpus
Ex Parte Merryman

Johnson

Reconstruction Plan (easy on South)
Freedman's Bureau
Impeachment
Tenure of Office Act

Grant

Credit Mobilier
Whiskey Ring
Corrupt Cabinet (not him)
Force Acts
Breaks KKK ^

Hayes

Compromise of 1877

Garfield

Assassination leads to Pendleton Act-changes civil service

Arthur

Pendleton Act

Cleveland

Wilson Gorman Tariff (lowers, dem)
Vetoes TX Drought Bill

Harrison (B)

Billionaires congress
Sherman Antirust

McKinley

Imperialism
Spanish American War
Phillipines
Hawaii

teddy Roosevelt

26th President, from 1901-1909
passed two acts that purified meat
took over in 1901 when McKinley was shot
Went after trusts
formed the "Bull Moose Party"
wanted to build the Panama canal
make our Navy ( military stronger )

Taft

Broke up more trusts than TR
8 hour workday
improved working conditions
dollar diplomacy

woodrow Wilson

known for World War I leadership
created Federal Reserve
Federal Trade Commission
Clayton Antitrust Act
progressive income tax
lower tariffs
women's suffrage (reluctantly)
Treaty of Versailles
14 points post-war plan
League of Nations (but failed to win U.S. ratification
won Nobel Peace Prize

Harding

1920, return to normalcy, teapot dome scandal, died of heart attack

Coolidge

VP pres after Harding's death, known for honesty and pro-business policies

Hoover

Head of the Food Administration during WW1; 31st President, elected in 1928; failed to deal with effectively with the Great Depression; defeated for reelection in 1932 by FDR

FDR

President during the Depression and WWII. He instituted the New Deal. Served from 1933 to 1945, he was the only president in U.S. history to be elected to four terms

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