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US Presidents

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George Washington (1789-1797)
VP-John Adams
Secretary of State-Thomas Jefferson
Secretary of Treasury-Alexander Hamilton
Major Items:
• Judiciary Act (1789)
• Bill of Rights (1791)
• Hamilton's Financial Plan
• Whiskey Rebellion (1794)
• Jay Treaty (1795)
• Treaty of Greenville (1795)
• Pinckney Treaty (1795)
• Farewell Address (1796)
John Adams (1797-1801)
Federalist
VP-Thomas Jefferson
Major Items:
• X, Y, Z Affair (1797)
• Quasi-War (1798-1800)
• Alien & Sedition Acts (1798)
• Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions (1798)
• Midnight Judges (1801)
Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
Democratic-Republican
VP-Aaron Burr
Secretary of State-James Madison
Major Items:
• Marbury v Madison (1803)
• Louisiana Purchase (1803)
• Lewis & Clark Expedition (1804-1805)
• 12th Amendment (1804)
• Chesapeake-Leopard Affair (1807)
• Embargo Act (1807)
• Non-Intercourse Act (1809)
James Madison (1809-1817)
Democratic-Republican
Major Items:
• Macon's Bill #2 (1810)
• War Hawks (1811-1812)
• War of 1812
• Hartford Convention (1814)
• Clay's American System
James Monroe (1817-1825)
Democratic-Republican
Secretary of State-John Q Adams
Major Items:
• Panic of 1819
• Adams-Onis Treaty (1819)
• Missouri Compromise (1820)
• Monroe Doctrine (1823)
John Q Adams (1825-1829)
National Republican
VP-John C Calhoun
Secretary of State-Henry Clay
Major Items:
• Corrupt Bargain (1824)
• Erie Canal (1825)
• Tariff of Abominations (1828)
Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
Democrat
VP-John C Calhoun, Martin Van Buren
Major Items:
• Cabinet Crisis
• Spoils System
• Nullification Crisis (1832)
• Bank of the US (1832)
• Trail of Tears
Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)
Democrat
Major Items:
• Panic of 1837
• Caroline Incident (1837)
• Independent Treasury System (1840)
William Henry Harrison (1841)
Whig
John Tyler (1841-1845)
Whig
Secretary of State-Daniel Webster
Major Items:
• Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842)
• Annexation of Texas (1845)
James K Polk (1845-1849)
Democrat
Major Items:
• Oregon Treaty (1846)
• Mexican War (1846-1848)
• Wilmot Proviso
Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)
Whig
VP-Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
Whig
Secretary of State-Daniel Webster
Major Items:
• Compromise of 1850
• Clayton Bulwer Treaty (1850)
• Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
Democrat
Major Items:
• Kansas-Nebrasa Act (1854)
• Bleeding Kansas
• Ostend Manifesto (1854)
• Underground Railroad
James Buchanan (1857-1861)
Democrat
• Dred Scott Decision (1857)
• Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858)
• Secession (1860)
Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
Republican
VP-Andrew Johnson
Major Items:
• Civil War (1861-1865)
• Homestead Act (1862)
• Morrill Tariff (1862)
• Morrill Land Grant Act (1862)
• National Banking Act (1862)
• Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
• Pacific Railway Act (1863)
• Assassination (1865)
Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)
Republican
Secretary of State-William Seward
Major Items:
• 13th Amendment (1865)
• Freedman's Bureau
• Reconstruction Acts (1867) - Vetoed, Overridden
• Black Codes
• 14th Amendment (1868)
• Impeachment Trial (1868)
• KKK
Ulysses S Grant (1869-1877)
Republican
Secretary of State-Hamilton Fish
Major Items:
• Transcontinental Railroad (1869)
• 15th Amendment (1870)
• Washington Treaty (1871)
• Corruption (Credit Mobilier, Whiskey Ring, Fisk & Gould)
Rutherford B Hayes (1877-1881)
Republican
Major Items:
• Compromise of 1877
• Great Railroad Strike (1877)
James A Garfield (1881)
Republican
Half Breeds v Stalwarts
Major Items:
• Assassination (1881)
Chester A Arthur (1881-1885)
Republican
Major Items:
• Pendleton Act (1883)
Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)
Democrat
Major Items:
• Haymarket Square Riot (1886)
• Wabash v Illinois (1886)
• Interstate Commerce Act (1887)
• Dawes Severalty Act (1887)
Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
Republican
Major Items:
• Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)
• McKinley Tariff (1890)
• Homestead Strike (1892)
Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)
Democrat
Major Items:
• Panic of 1893
• Pullman Strike (1894)
• Coxey's Army (1894)
• Wilson-Gorman Tariff (1894)
William McKinley (1897-1901)
Republican
VP-Theodore Roosevelt
Secretary of State-John Hay
Major Items:
• New Imperialism
• Spanish American War (1898)
• Open Door Policy (1899)
• Boxer Rebellion (1900)
• Assassination (1901)
Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
Republican
Secretary of State-John Hay, Elihu Root
Major Items:
• Coal Strike (1902)
• Northern Securities Company (1902)
• Newlands Reclamation Act (1902)
• Panama Canal (1903-1914) - Gunboat Diplomacy
• Roosevelt Corollary (1904)
• Portsmouth Treaty (1905) - Nobel Peace Prize
• Pure Food & Drug Act (1906)
• Meat Inspection Act (1906)
• Hepburn Act (1906)
• Gentleman's Agreement (1908)
William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
Republican
Major Items:
• Dollar Diplomacy
• Anti-Trust Lawsuits
• Paine-Aldrich Tariff (1909)
• Pinchot-Ballinger Controversy (1910)
Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
Democrat
Major Items:
• New Freedom - Triple Wall of Privilege
• Moral Diplomacy
• Underwood Tariff (1913)
• Federal Reserve System (1913)
• Federal Trade Commission (1914)
• Clayton Anti-Trust Act (1914)
• Lusitania (1915)
• Fourteen Points (1917)
• World War I (1917-1918)
• Treaty of Versailles - Lodge Reservations
• Red Scare - Palmer Raids (1919-1920)
• Red Summer (1919)
Warren G Harding (1921-1923)
Republican
Major Items:
• Teapot Dome Scandal (1922-1923)
Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
Republican
Major Items:
• National Origins Act (1924)
• Dawes Plan (1924)
• Scopes Trial (1925)
• Sacco & Vanzetti Executions (1927)
• Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928)
Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
Republican
Major Items:
• Stock Market Crash (1929)
• Great Depression
• Hawley-Smoot Tariff (1930)
• Reconstruction Finance Corporation (1932)
• Bonus Army (1932)
• Stimson Doctrine (1932)
Franklin D Roosevelt
Democrat
Major Items:
• New Deal - Relief, Recovery, Reform
• Neutrality Acts
• Arsenal of Democracy Speech (1940)
• Four Freedoms Speech (1941)
• Lend Lease Act (1941)
• Atlantic Charter (1941)
• World War II (1941-1945)
• Executive Order 9066 (1942) - Japanese Internment
• Tehran Conference (1943)
• Yalta Conference (1945)
Harry S Truman (1945-1953)
Democrat
Major Items:
• Atomic Bomb (1945)
• Taft-Hartley Act (1947)
• Truman Doctrine (1947)
• Marshall Plan (1947)
• Desegregation of the Armed Forces (1948)
• Berlin Crisis (1948-49)
• NATO (1949)
• Korean War (1950-1953)
Dwight D Eisenhower (1953-1961)
Republican
VP-Richard Nixon
Secretary of States-John Foster Dulles
Major Items:
• Brown v Board of Education (1954)
• Federal Highway Act (1955)
• Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56)
• Suez Crisis (1956)
• Sputnik (1957)
• Little Rock Nine (1957)
• Eisenhower Doctrine (1958)
• U-2 Incident (1960)
• Greensboro Sit-Ins (1960)
John F Kennedy (1961-1963)
Democrat
VP-Lyndon B Johnson
Major Items:
• New Frontier
• Alliance for Progress (1961)
• Peace Corps (1961)
• Bays of Pigs Invasion (1961)
• Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
• Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963)
• Assassination (1963)
Lyndon B Johnson (1963-1969)
Democrat
Major Items:
• Great Society - War on Poverty, Medicare, Medicaid
• Civil Rights Act (1964)
• Voting Rights Act (1965)
• Long Hot Summer (1967)
• Tet Offensive (1968)
Richard M Nixon (1969-1974)
Republican
VP-Spiro Agnew, Gerald Ford
Major Items:
• Imperial Presidency
• Vietnamization (1969-1973)
• Moon Landing (1969)
• Environmental Protection Agency (1970)
• Visit to China (1972)
• Visit to Russia (1972)
• SALT I (1972)
• Wounded Knee (1973)
• Watergate Scandal (1972-1974)
Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
Republican
Major Items:
• Stagflation
• Nixon Pardon (1974)
• Mayaguez Incident (1975)
• Helsinki Conference (1975)
James Carter (1977-1981)
Democrat
Major Items:
• Stagflation
• Camp David Accords (1978)
• Iran Hostage Crisis (1979-1980)
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
Republican
Major Items:
• Reagonomics - Supply-Side Economics
• Assassination Attempt (1981)
• Invasions of Beirut & Grenada (1983), Nicaragua (1984)
• Reagan Doctrine
• Strategic Defense Initiative (1984) - Star Wars
• War on Drugs (1986)
• Libya Bombing (1986)
• Iran-Contra Affair (1986-1987)
• INF Treaty (1987)
George H W Bush (1989-1993)
Republican
Major Items:
• Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)
• Revolutions in Europe (1989)
• Savings & Loan Scandal (1990)
• Invasion of Panama (1990)
• Gulf War (1991)
• Fall of the Soviet Union (1991)