20 terms

Early Presidents Quiz

George Washington
1st President, known as Father of our Country, American Revolutionary War Hero
Andrew Jackson
7th President, known as Old Hickory, passed the Indian Removal Act
Martin Van Buren
8th President, known as Little Magician, ran the country during the Panic of 1837
John Adams
2nd President, son was also a President, passed the Alien and Sedition Acts
Thomas Jefferson
3rd President, signed the Declaration of Independence, purchased Louisiana territory from France
James Madison
4th President, led the country during the War of 1812 against Britain
John Quincy Adams
6th President, son of our 2nd President, purchased Florida from Spain, known for "cheating" his way into office known as "The Corrupt Bargain"
James Monroe
5th President, led during the Era of Good Feeling, created the Monroe Doctrine to protect Americas from European countries
James K. Polk
11th President, won the Mexican-American War and added the states of CA, AZ, CO, NV, UT, NM
War of 1812
America's second war with Britain over impressment and arming Native Americans. British attacked Washington DC but lost the war
XYZ Affair
France tried to bribe American diplomats. Almost caused a war with France and the United States.
Trail of Tears
Forceful removal of Cherokee from the homeland to Oklahoma. 4,000 died during the trip.
1st Economic Crisis
The United States, under President George Washington was in debt from the American Revolutionary War.
Southwestern States
states acquired after winning the Mexican-American War: California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico
Panic of 1837
Cotton prices fell because of money problems in Britain causing farms to fail and banks to close in the United States
Mexican-American War
James K Polk's war against Mexico that resulted in six new states being added to the United States
Alien & Sedition Acts
John Adams passed two laws regarding immigrants. The Alien Act made it harder to become a citizen of the United States. The Sedition Act made it illegal to say anything bad about the government.
Judiciary Act
created the Supreme Court
Monroe Doctrine
statement made by President Monroe saying the United States would protect countries in the Americas (North, Central, and South) from European attack or conquest
Indian Removal Act
law passed by Andrew Jackson allowing the removal of Native Americans to unwanted land out west