Recent Event Highlights: Post War America, World War II, World War 1, Civil War, Pre-Civil War, and 13 more...
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Presidents - George Washington (1789-1797) - John Adams (1797-1800) Events -George Washington’s first inaugural speech (1789) -The Judiciary Act (1789) -Supreme Court meets for first time (1790) -National banking system established (1791) -War breaks out between Britain and France (1793) -Washington’s farewell address (1796) -Washington Dies (1799) Paragraph Democracy and Republicanism were a big factor during this time period. However, Republicanism was more common than Democracy. During this time it was the ruler of the people that were making most of the decisions instead of the people. A specific example of Republicanism would be the Judiciary Act which was put in by the President and the government, not by the people.
Presidents: Richard Nixon Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter Ronald Reagan George Bush Events: 1970- Kent State and Jackson State shootings 1971- Pentagon papers printed 1971- 26th amendment (lowers voting age to 18) 1974-Watergate 1973- US ends Direct Intervention from Vietnam 1979- Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident 1979-1981- Iranian Hostage Crisis 1983- SDI Missile Defense System Proposed 1985- Iran Contra Affair 1989- Berliners Tear down Berlin Wall The end of the 20th century was marked a crisis of political leadership. The President's during this time were faced with many challenges occurring in America. One of the major events that occurred during this time in history was the Watergate. The Watergate was a burglary at a Washington Complex. President Richard Nixon was the man behind this plan and it ended up coming back to hurt him. This has to do with Democracy because it takes away the peoples faith in government.
Presidents Rutherford B. Hayes James Garfield Chester Arthur Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison Grover Cleveland William McKinley Events -Women lawyers argue cases at Supreme court (1879) -Civil Service established (1883) Supreme Court rules “separate but equal” (1896) The Gilded Age is a time involving many reforms, both economic and moral. There was a mass of poverty and wealth during this time and people start becoming more industrialized. There was a major rise in voting participation due to Bossism. Bossism is where presidential candidates have representatives that bribe citizens into voting a certain direction. This is an example of Democracy because it caused much more involvement in presidential elections.
Presidents: Andrew Johnson Ulysses S. Grant 10% Plan (1865) Lincoln's Assassination (1865) Black Codes (1865) Congressional Reconstruction (1866) 13th Amendment: Abolition of Slavery (1865) 14th Amendment: Citizenship Revamp (1866) 15th Amendment: Racial Suffrage (1870) Hayes-Tilden Compromise (1876) The Reconstruction era was very important to democracy and republicanism. It marked the end of the Civil War and presented the 15th amendment which gave every man the right to vote. This is an example of democracy. An example of Republicanism during this time was that the government granted slaves freedom even though a great amount of people in the U.S. during this time did not want this.
President- Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Significant Events Election of 1860 7 states secede- the Confederate States of America December 1860 Fort Sumter 1861 Emancipation Proclamation 1863 Gettysburg 1863 Lincoln’s 10 Percent Plan 1863 Lincoln assassinated 1865 The civil war was a war between the states of the United States. It was driven by the issue of slavery. During this time, states were so angry about the topic that several states declared their secession from the Union. President Lincoln created the Emancipation Proclamation which said that all slaves and all states that are in rebellion are free, however, this does not actually free slaves. The proclamation made the war more about equality for blacks. This has to do with democracy because it is an attempt to make everyone equal.
President: Zachary Taylor Significant Events: Bleeding Kansas is 1855 Fugitive slave law 1850 Break down of party system 1850 The biggest issue during this time was slavery. A big divider of the country was whether one was for or against slavery. During the election of 1848 the democratic candidate believed that slave trade should be determined by each state. There were several acts and laws passed during this time including the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Law, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. During this time, the Republicans were against slavery and the Democrats were pro-slavery.
Presidents: John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson Martin Van Buren Significant events: John Quincy Adams elected 1825 Tariff of Abominations 1828 Andrew Jackson elected 1828 Formation of the Whig party 1834 The removal of The Second Bank of the United States 1836 Martin Van Buren elected 1836 Independent Treasury System 1840 The Jacksonian era was a major move towards Democracy. It was a time that helped the common men in America. The people who followed Jackson’s beliefs would today be considered Democrats. Those against Jackson’s beliefs were called Whigs. In the election between Jackson and Adams, Jackson believed that the people got cheated when Adams was elected. During this election, the was a major rise in voting participation which is also an example of democracy.
Presidents: Jefferson Monroe Adams Madison Incidents: Louisiana Purchase (1803) War of 1812 Burr was charged with treason (1806) Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) US ends slave trade (1808) The Jeffersonian era is a time when the US government was debating between being a democracy or a republic. The tie of the election of 1800 between Jefferson and Adams would change politics forever. For the first time a representative had the power to make the decision on who would become president. James Bayard went against what his state wanted and voted for Jefferson.
1) Problems under the Articles of Confederation (1784) 2) The Constitutional Convention (1787) 3) The Great Compromise (1787) 4) The Bill of Rights (1787) 5) Ratified in 1788 The Constitution is one of the most important documents of American history. It was a major turning point to a Democratic government. It was created because the Articles of Confederation was not working out. The Constitution guaranteed a more democratic way of government, because it would create more of a strong central government. Republicanism was shown by adding the Bill of Rights because it gave people more individual freedom from the government.
Presidents: None Incidents: Stamp Act (1965) Tea Act (1773) First Continental Congress (1774) Lexington and Concord (April 1775) Second Continental Congress (1775-1781) Declaration of Independence(1776) Paragraph: Democracy and Republicanism is what is wanted by the American's during the Revolutionary War. In a Democracy, everyone who is qualified has the right to vote and the government is based on the people. In Republicanism the power is in the hands of the representatives who are elected by the people and the government is bound by law.