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Presidents: Richard Nixon (1969-1974) Gerald Ford (1974-1977) James Carter (1977-1981) Ronald Reagan (1981-1989) George H.W. Bush (1989-1993) Events: 1970-Kent State and Jackson State Shooting 1971-Pentagon Papers Printed 1971- 26th Amendment (Lowers Voting Age to 18) 1972-1974 Watergate June 1972-Burglars caught at DNC offices at Watergate Hotel May 1973-Senate committee opens hearing on Watergate Affair October 1973-VP Agnew resigns; "Saturday Night Massacre" August 1974- Richard Nixon resigns from office 1973- US ends Direct Intervention in Vietnam 1979-Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident 1979-1981 Iranian Hostage Crisis 1983-SDI ("Star Wars") Missile Defense System Proposed 1985-Iran-Contra Affair 1989-Berliners Tear Down Berlin Wall At this point in history the people of America did not think highly of their government. Politicians were lying and cheating people out of information about the Watergate scandal. Democracy and republicanism was not at a high point at this point in time because the people felt like they were not able to trust the government. The government was keeping things from the people causing the people to not have much say in the government which goes against democracy and republicanism.
Presidents: Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) John F. Kennedy (1961-1963) Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969) Richard Nixon (1969-1974) Events: Election of 1960 Berlin Crisis (1961) Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) Kennedy was Assassinated (1963) Civil Rights Act of 1964 The War on Poverty (1964) Election of 1964 24th Amendment (1964) Voting Rights Act (1965) 25th Amendment (1967) Assassination of Martin Luther King (1968) Woodstock (1969) The 1960's was probably one of the most democratic eras for many different reasons; Minorities were now realizing that it was acceptable for them to fight for their rights. Republicanism was growing as the minorities began to be protected because of the Civil Rights act and the Voting Rights Act. Many people disapproved of the way that the government was handling issues so they were able to use their democratic rights in order to speak out about how they felt.
Presidents: Harry S. Truman (1945-1953) Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961) Events: 1945-A-Bomb; Nuremberg trials 1947-Truman Doctrine 1948- Marshall Plan; Berlin Airlift 1949-NATO 1953- Korean War Ends 1955-Warsaw Pact At this point in time the United States was very concerned and focused on supporting and maintaining democracy through out the world. Communism was a very large threat to democracy in many other parts of the world. The United States focused on using their time and money on preserving democracy with the Truman Doctrine, and the Marshal Plan. Democracy played a major role in 1945 to 1960 or Postwar America
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) Harry S. Truman (1945-1953) Events: Germany invades Poland(1939) Britain and France declare war on Germany (1939) Germany invades Soviet Union (1941) Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (1941) Hitler declares war on the United States (1941) The Japanese Internment in the United States (1942) D-Day (1944) Battle of the Bulge (1944) Germany surrenders:VE day (1945) U.S. drops bomb on Hiroshima (1945) U.S. drops bomb on Nagasaki
Presidents: Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) Warren Harding (1921-1923) Calvin Coolidge (1823-1929) Herbert Hoover (1929-1933) Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945) Events: Espionage Act (1917) Unrestricted Submarine Warfare (1917) US gets Zimmerman note (1917) US declares war on Germany (1917) Sedition Act (1918) Treaty of Versailles signed (1919) Red Scare (1919) Schenck vs. U.S. (1919) Revenue Act (1926) Black Tuesday (1929) The Great Depression (1929) Bank Panic-2000 Banks out of business (1931) Franklin D. Roosevelt wins election(1932) The New Deal (1933) Social Security Act (1935) Minimum Wage Law for Women (1937) The government during this time was not very democratic or republican. The government wasn't doing much to help the people. As soon as FDR was elected he began to take care of the common man. He began his "New Deal" plan to reconstruct the country. He passed the social security act and FDIC which gave protection to the people. He allowed democracy in the United States to be stronger during this time period.
Presidents: Benjamin Harrison (1889-1993) Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) William McKinley (1897-1901) Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) William Howard Taft (1909-1913) Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) Events: (1903) Panama Revolt (1913) 16th Amendment (1913) 17th Amendment (1919) 18th Amendment (1919) 19th Amendment The Progressive Era was an era that was full of democratic improvements in society. The improvements included, extended woman's suffrage, the involvement of more people in the government, and the evolution of new art forms. These all allowed the people to express themselves in a unique way: being individuals. Many more strict changes were made to "laws" concerning food, working conditions, and substance abuse. More voices were being heard in this era.
Presidents: Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) James Garfield (1881) Chester Arthur (1881-1885) Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) William McKinley (1897-1901) Events: Battle of Little Big Horn (1876) Last Federal troops removed from South (1877) Bland-Allison Act (1878) Rail Road Strike (1878) Civil Services Act (1883) Interstate Commerce Act (1887) Sherman Anti-trust Act (1890) Spanish - American War (1898) Looking in it appeared that Democracy was really working but on the inside there was a lot of corruption. The presidents did not do very much during the Gilded Age. This era was one of the most corrupt eras in history. People used their democratic rights to join together and fight for what they wanted/believed in, using unions to exploit their view. Politicians political strategy was to bribe people for their votes.
Presidents: Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881) Events: 14th Amendment (1866) Congressional Reconstruction (1866) 15th Amendment (1869) Civil Rights Act of 1875 Compromise of 1877 Democracy and Republicanism were trying to grow at this point in time. Two very important amendments were passed, showing that the government was attempting to be very democratic. Democracy was looking better as the country was going through reconstruction.
Presidents: 1. James Buchanan (1857-1861) 2. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) 3. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) 4. Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877) Events 1860-Abraham Lincoln was elected 1861-1865 Civil War 1862-Homestead act 1862- Emancipation Proclamation 1863- 10% Plan 1865-1877 Reconstruction of the Union 1865- Thirteenth Amendment 1866-Fourteenth Amendment 1866-Civil Rights Act 1870-Fifteenth Amendment The Civil War had a big influence on America and the peoples idea of what they wanted out of the idea of democracy. During this time the economic and social structures were re-built within the United States. The abolition of slavery allowed many citizens to live a free life. Democracy and republicanism played a role in this time period because the people were standing up for what they though was right and they were able to fight against the government.
Presidents: 1. Martin VanBuren (1837-1841) 2. William Henry Harriosn (1841) 3. John Tyler (1841-1845) 4. James K. Polk (1845-1849) 5. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850 6. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) 7. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) 8. James Buchanan (1857-1862 Events: 1820-1860 Pre-Civil War reforms 1846-Wilmot Proviso The Compromise of 1850 Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 1854-Kansas Nebraska Act 1855 Elections in Kansas Pre-Civil war was a period in time when slavery was a major issue because the United States was expanding and deciding on weather or not the states should be pro-slavery or anit-slavery and it caused major tension. People were beginning to exercise the freedom of speech and speaking out/standing up for themselves. Women were starting to voice their opinions saying that it wasn't fair that the men were allowed to have the right to vote and they were not allowed to.
PRESIDENTS James Monroe (1817-1825) John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) Martin VanBuren (1837-1841) Events Missouri Compromise (1820) Monroe Doctrine (1823) Jackson run against Adams in Presidential election (1828) Anti Masons became a new political party called the Whigs (1830s) In the Jacksonian Era there was more power given to the common man and all white adult male citizens were able to vote because of the change in law. Before it was just land owning white men could vote but now all white men can vote. They tried to avoid battles over slavery. The Jacksonian government promoted the strength of the presidency, more of the people were able to participate in the government. They elected judges and rewrote state constitutions There were many changes made during the Jacksonian era allowing America to become a place direct more so in helping the people and allowing the people to have a say in what goes on.
Presidents: Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) James Madison (1809-1817) James Monroe (1817-1825) John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) Events: Louisiana Purchase (1801) Lewis & Clark (1804-1806) Congress abolishes slave trade (1808) War of 1812 (1812) Missouri Compromise (1820) This whole era gave the people more control over who they wanted to be elected and what position they wanted them to be in. Because of the Louisiana purchase the United State obtain more land which means that there would be more people that can now participate in political issues.
Presidents: George Washington (1789-1797) John Adams (1797-1801) Events: The Bill of Rights (1791) Election of 1796 Naturalization Act (1798) Alien & Sedition Act (1798) Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1799) XYZ Effect (1798) 1796 was the first real election that America had for presidency. The two candidates had TWO totally different view points. The election was the beginning of democracy because the people were now able to have a say in who they would like to represent them. the government was transformed because of the election of the first president.
Presidents: George Washington (1789-1797) Events: 1777-Articles of Confederations were drafted by the Continental Congress 1781-Articles of Confederations were ratified 1786-1787 Shay's rebellion was very influential to the creation of the new constitution 1786-Alexander Hamilton ask for a change in the Constitution. 1787-Constitutions convention got together and drafted a whole new constitution 1788-the Constitution became a law 1789-George Washington was elected president 1791-the Bill of Rights were added to the Constitution The Constitution made a stronger federal government with three branches. the Constitution was the written part of what democracy was all about. The government was for the people, of the people, and by the people. Nine out of thirteen colonies passed the Constitution (which was a majority). The draft and ratification of the Constitution follows the ideals of democracy.
Presidents: None Events: Stamp Act (1765-1766) Tea Act & Boston Tea Party (1773) First Continental Congress (1774) During this time the deceleration of independence was very influential because it defined American democracy. And brought ideas of the government before the people to do things in the peoples best interests. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness developed and still exists today. There were many important events that were very influential to America. People were revolting to stand up for what they believed in (which can go along with democracy)