American Revolution to Jacksonian Democracy
US History AAmerican Revolution to Jacksonian DemocracyFounding DocumentsDeclaration of Independence (1776)
Articles of Confederation (1781)
The Constitution (1789)
Bill of Rights (1791)
Establishing a Money SystemAlexander Hamilton (1789)Secretary of the Treasury: George WashingtonFunding of the state debts by the Federal governmentThe establishment of a national bank System of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with BritainLeader of the Federalist PartyOpposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.(video)Louisiana Purchase (1803-1804)France left Americas after French and many Native Americans vs. the British and some Native Americans War.1762- France Gave the land to Spain1800- Napoleon took it backSlave revolt in Haiti and probable war with Britain forced Napoleon to sell$15 million- Thomas Jefferson
Lewis and Clark (1804-1806)
War of 1812 (1812)Here come the British! Again. Ugh.Americans vs. Britain and Native American alliesNapoleonic Wars going on, no one care about this war in Europe (Native Americans were crucial for England)
Battles rage, sea, land- Canada to New Orleans
Washington D.C. BURNS (The White House!)
Defeat of Tecumseh's Indian Confederation (he was killed and the British turned on them)Result: England lost- AGAIN.
Missouri Compromise (1820-1821)Purpose: To balance free states and slave states in Congress and Senate. Maine could come in free and Missouri could come in slave.Any new state north of 3630 FREEAny new state south- SLAVE
Result: Delayed Civil War
Monroe Doctrine (1823)Stated that further efforts by European nations to colonize land or interfere with states (countries, territories, ect.) in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression, requiring U.S. intervention.Existing colonies are okay.Result: First small step for American Imperialism.
Fugitive Slave Act (1793 & 1850)F.S.A #1 (1793): Federal law not really enforced.
F.S.A. #2: Made federal officers pay a huge fine and fined people who helped runaway slaves.
Result: Forced the northern states to actively enforce slavery.