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Northwest Ordinance establishes regulations for settlement of territories west of the Appalachian Mountains
Alexander Hamilton killed in duel with Aaron Burr; Thomas Jefferson reelected; Twelfth Amendment ratified; Beginning of Lewis and Clark expedition
British army sacks Washington; Treaty of Ghent formally ends the War of 1812; Indian removal from Southern territories begins in earnest
Victory of Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans (after the War of 1812 was officially over); Henry Clay proposes the American System
James Monroe elected president; Second Bank of United States chartered; Tariff of [year] imposes substantial import tariffs
John Quincy Adams elected president by House of Representatives (no candidate had won a majority in Electoral College)
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