A timeline that was made by me about the early presidents. This is cool so do not hate. Okay?
Created by soccerstud on Apr 14, 2011
Last updated: 05/05/11 at 04:17 PM
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This Civil war was between the South (Confederacy) and the North (Union). This war started on April 12, 1861 when Confederate troops fired on U.S. troops at Fort Sumpter.
Abraham Lincoln was in the Republican and was elected as the 16th U.S. president. Abraham Lincoln thought slavery was evil, and he would eventually end slavery.
James Buchanan was a Democrat from Pennsylvania and was elected as the 15th U.S. president. He served from 1857 to 1861 which is one term.
Dred Scott was a slave from Missouri and he asked the Supreme Court to grant him his freedom, and his owner was in a illegal slave state. The Supreme Court ruled the Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional. President Buchanan supported the decision.
Franklin Pierce was a Democrat from the state of New Hampshire. He was elected as the 14th U.S. president and served for one term.
A railroad line that was being planned went through a piece of Mexican territory. U.S. then bought the land from Mexico's leader, Santa Anna, for 10 million dollars.
Millard Fillmore finished out Zachary Taylor's term from 1850 to 1853. Fillmore was part of the Whig party and was from New York. He also established trade with Japan, and he was the first to do that.
This Compromise was established by Henry Clay to please the North and the South. The North got California to be a free state and banned slave trade in Washington D.C. However, the South had Utah and New Mexico to decide if they wanted to be a free or slave state and the also got the "Fugitive Slave Law" which forced people in free states to return escaped slaves back to their owners.
Zachary Taylor was part of the Whig party and was from Kentucky. He was a war hero and he died one year in office from heat stroke.
The Mexican War started by the U.S. trying to buy part of Northern Mexico but the Mexican government refused to talk. Polk then sent U.S. soldiers to Texas that were attacked by Mexico. The United States declared war on Mexico in May of 1846.
James K. Polk was a Democrat from Tennessee. He was elected as the 11th U.S. President and was the first to serve from Atlantic Coast, to the Pacific Coast.
This wagon train was from Independence, MO to Oregon Country, this became known as the Oregon Trail. 1,000 pioneers traveled 2,000 miles in 6 months to arrive in Oregon Country.
John Tyler was part of the Whig party and was William H. Harrison's vice president. After President Harrison died one month in office, John Tyler the filled the President role and finished out William H. Harrison's term.
William H. Harrison was from the Whig party and was elected as the 9th U.S. president. Only one month in office, Harrison died of Pneumonia.
Martin Van Buren was elected as the 8th U.S. president in 1837. Buren was part of the Democratic party. Buren was blamed for not fixing economical problems.
The Panic of 1837 was when banks issued paper money, which was supposed to be backed up with gold and silver coinage. However, banks issued to many paper money loans and people panicked and tried to withdraw their money. This Panic was then blamed on Martin Van Buren for not fixing the economical problems.
The Indian Removal Act required five Eastern Native American tribes to move west to Oklahoma. The Cherokee were especially effected by this act because out of the 15,000 Cherokees, 4,000 of them died, these deaths led to the Trail of Tears.
Andrew Jackson was from Nashville, Tennessee in his house "The Hermitage". Before Jackson became president, he was a Military Officer and battled the British, Spanish, and Native Americans. Jackson was nicknamed, "Old Hickory" because he used the veto often, and he was tough and stubborn.
John Quincy Adams was not originally elected the the 6th U.S. president, he received the second amount of votes behind Andrew Jackson. However, Andrew Jackson did not get the majority of the votes so the House of Representatives elected John Quincy Adams.
The British constructed Fort Vancouver to boost its claim to the Oregon Country. This Fort was a big fur trading outpost.
The Missouri Compromise was a argument between the slave states and the free states over who would get Missouri. The South ended up getting Missouri, however, the North made part of Massachusetts the state of Maine the following year after Missouri became a slave state.
James Monroe was another U.S. President from the state of Virginia, and his home was called Ash Lawn. James Monroe was the Governor of Virginia and he had other important positions before being elected in 1817 as the 5th U.S. President.
The National Road (aka Cummberland Road or Great National Pike). This road extended through Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indian, and Illinois. This road increased settlement and trade.
James Madison was from Virginia and lived in his home "Montpelier" which was a slave plantation. James Madison was elected the 4th U.S. President in 1809 and was part of the Democratic/Republic party.
The Louisiana Purchase was bought by Thomas Jefferson in 1803 from the French for 15 million dollars. The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the United States.
Thomas Jefferson was from Virginia, and lived in his own designed home, Montcello. He also designed the State Capital Building of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson was in the Democratic and Republican party, which he lead. He served for two terms and was responsible for buying the Louisiana Purchase.
John Adams was from Quincy, Massachusetts and he only served one year. John Adams was from the Federalist party, and his vice president was from the Democratic-Republican party.
President Adams sent representatives to France to negotiate a treaty but were turned down and the returned to America insulted. In response, America built the U.S.S Constellation to capture and destroy foreign warships.
The Cotton Gin was invented in 1793 by Eli Whitney. This invention removed seeds from cotton faster, yet equivalent to the work of 50 people.
George Washington was from Virginia. He was not in a political party when he was President. He established the first Presidential Cabinet. He served for two terms, which is equivalent to eight years.