PRESIDENTDOMESTIC POLICYFOREIGN POLICYIMPORTANT
GEORGE WASHINGTON-Put down a whiskey rebellion, a 1794 tax revolt in Pennsylvania by summoning the militia of several states.-Issued a Proclamation of Neutrality in 1793 that kept the u.s. out of French revolutionary war. -Laid the cornerstone of U.S. capital building
-made the presidential veto
- Only president to be elected unanimously.
JOHN ADAMS-Appointed several conservative judges. -Signed the alien sedition act
-Reluctantly revealed the XYZ affair.
Signed a treaty with Napoleon Bonaparte. -1st president to live in the White House
THOMAS JEFFERSON-attempted to remove several federal judges
-acquired the Louisiana purchase
-organized the Lewis & Clark expedition-declared war on Tripoli
-signed Embargo Act-The present collection of Library of Congress began with purchasing Jefferson's personal library.
JAMES MADISON-retreated from Washington D.C.-Declared war on Great Britain
-approved the treaty of Ghent
JAMES MONROE-Ordered the suppression of the Seminole uprising in Florida
-set aside lands for Native Americans-purchased Florida from Spain
-signed the Missouri Compromise of 1820
-Signed a treaty with Russia, establishing a boundary to Russian territory in U.S.
-Proclaimed the Monroe Doctrine. -partisan policy were largely set aside during Monroe's presidency
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS-Proposed improvements project including transportation system.
-signed the Tariff of Abomination-corrupt bargain in the elction
ANDREW JACKSON-supported Georgia to remove the Cherokee
-vetoed renewal of the charter of the 2nd bank of U.S.
-issued a proclamation against state nullification of federal laws
- Recognized Texas as an independent republic.-Sent diplomat to settle dispute with great Britain and France. -Only president to pay national debt.
MARTIN VAN BUREN-limited workday to 10 hours-Sent major general winfield scott to keep the peace with England. Established the 1st statewide political machine
WILLIAM H. HARRISONDied 32 days after taking office
JOHN TYLER-Established the boundary between Maine and Canada.
-opened Asia to US trade
-annexed Texas in 1945Withstood a...