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George Washington
1st President (1789-1797)
Supported the 1st Bank of the United States
Served 2 Terms
John Adams
1797-1801)
Federalist
Sedition Acts
Alien Laws
XYZ Affair
Served 1 Term
Thomas Jefferson
(1801-1809)
Democratic-Republican (Jeffersonian)
Embargo Act – Non-Intercourse Act
Wanted Small Military
John Marshall
Louisiana Purchase
James Monroe, Robert Livingston
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark
Served 2 Terms
James Madison
(1809-1817)
Democratic-Republican
Macon’s Bill No. 2
War of 1812 – Treaty of Ghent (1814)
Tariff of 1816
Rejected Nationally-Funded Roads
Served 2 Terms
James Monroe
(1817-1825)
Democratic-Republican
“Era of Good Feelings”
Panic of 1819
Missouri Compromise
Monroe Doctrine
Served 2 Terms
John Quincy Adams
(1825-1829)
Democrat *
Strong Nationalist
Opposed Slavery
Supported the building of nationally-funded roads and canals
Served 1 Term
Andrew Jackson
(1829-1837)
Democrat
“Bank War”
Panic of 1837
Trail of Tears
Common Man
Spoils System
Served 2 Terms
Martin Van Buren
(1837-1841)
Democratic
Divorce Bill
Independent Treasury Bill
His delayed actions to end the Panic of 1837 caused the economic downturn to continue for many years.
Served 1 Term
William Henry Harrison
(1841)
Whig
Died in Office on April 4, 1841
Served 1 Term**
John Tyler
(1841-1845)
Whig
Democrat at Heart
Vetoes Bank of United States
Lowered Tariff
Served 1 Term
James K. Polk
1845-1849)
Democrat
Oregon Country w/Britain
Mexican-American War
Served 1 Term
Zachary Taylor
(1849-1850)
Whig
Underground Railroad
Gold Rush
Congressional Debate of 1850
Died in Office on July 9, 1850
Served 1 Term**
Millard Fillmore
(1850-1853)
Whig
Compromise of 1850
Fugitive-Slave Law of 1850
“2nd Era of Good Feelings”
Served 1 Term
Franklin Pierce
1853-1857)
Democrat
Cuba/Nicaragua
Transcontinental Railroad
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Lecompton Constitution w/Kansas
Served 1 Term
James Buchanan
(1857-1861)
Democrat
Dred Scott Case
Panic of 1857
John Brown
Served 1 Term
Abraham Lincoln
(1861-1865)
Republican
Civil War
Emancipation Proclamation
Assassinated by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theater
Served 2 Terms**
Andrew Johnson
(1865-1869)
Democrat
Reconstruction
Clashes with Congress
Impeached
1 Vote Shy of Being Removed from Office
Served 1 Term
Ulysses S. Grant
(1869-1877)
Republican
Political Corruption
Credit Mobilier Scandal
Panic of 1873
Served 2 Terms
Rutherford B. Hayes
(1877-1881)
Republican
Hayes-Tilden Standoff
Electoral Count Act (Compromise of 1877)
Civil Rights Act of 1875
Jim Crow Laws
Served 1 Term
James A. Garfield
(1881)
Republican
Assassinated by Charles J. Guiteau on September 19, 1881
Served 1 Term**
Chester A. Arthur
(1881-1884)
Republican
Pendleton Act of 1883
Attempted to stop political corruption
Civil Service Commission
Served 1 Term
Grover Cleveland
(1885-1889)
Democrat
Proposed a lower tariff to Congress to bring lower prices to consumers-cost he and his party the next election
Served 1 Term
Benjamin Harrison
(1889-1893)
Republican
Billion-Dollar Congress
McKinley Tariff Act of 1890
Discredited Republican Party
McKinley Tariff Act of 1890 – brought more economic troubles to farmers
Sherman Silver Act Purchase of 1890 – precursor to the Panic of 1893
Depreciated the value of silver due to the drastic rise of silver in circulation.
Served 1 Term
Grover Cleveland
(1893-1897)
Democrat
Panic of 1893
Sherman Silver Act Purchase of 1890
Anti-imperialist
Served 1 Term
William McKinley
(1897-1901)
Republican
Gold Standard Act of 1900
Imperialist
Annexation of Hawaii
Assassinated by a deranged anarchist on September 14, 1901
Served 1 Term**
Theodore Roosevelt
(1901-1909)
Republican
Panama Canal
Roosevelt Corollary
Progressivism
Panic of 1907
Served 2 Terms
William Howard Taft
(1909-1913)
Republican
Trust Breaker
Progressivism
Served 1 Term
Woodrow Wilson
(1913-1921)
Democrat
Federal Reserve Act
World War I
Fourteen Points Address
League of Nations
Treaty of Versailles
18th Amendment – Prohibition
19th Amendment – Women Suffrage
“Red Scare”
Nicola Sacco, Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Served 2 Terms
Warren G. Harding
(1921-1923)
Republican
“Roaring Twenties”
Automobile Industry
Aviation Industry
Flappers
Corruption
Teapot Dome Scandal
Soft President
Five Power Treaty/Four Power Treaty
Died in Office on August 2, 1923
Served 1 Term**
Calvin Coolidge
(1923-1929)
Republican
Capper-Volstead Act
Dawes Plan of 1924
Served 1 Term
Herbert Hoover
(1929-1933)
Republican
McNary-Haugen Bill
Hawley-Smoot Tariff
The Great Depression
“Black Tuesday” (October 29, 1929)
Served 1 Term
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(1933-1945)
Democrat
New Deal
Relief, Recovery, Reform
Did Not Work
World War II
Yalta Conference
Died in Office on April 12, 1945
Served 4 Terms***
Harry S Truman
(1945-1953)
Democrat
End of World War II
Division of Germany
United Nations
Postwar Economy
Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (GI Bill)
Served 2 Terms
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1953-1961)
Republican
Armistice signed – “ending” the Korean War
McCarthyism
“Operation Wetback”
Rounded up a million illegal Mexican immigrants
Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Space Race
Sputnik I and Sputnik II
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Served 2 terms
John F. Kennedy
(1961-1963)
Democrat
Catholic
New Frontier
Peace Corps
Strategy of Flexible Response
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile Crisis
Arms Race
Tax Cuts
Assassinated on November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald
Served 1 term**
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1963-1969)
Democrat
Civil Rights
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Affirmative Action
Gulf of Tonkin
Vietnam War
War on Poverty
“Great Society”
Medicare
Medicaid
Counterculture
Served 2 terms
Richard Nixon
(1969-1974)
Republican
Vietnamization
Détente Policy with China and the Soviet Union
End of Vietnam War
Last Americans were evacuated from Vietnam on April 29, 1975
Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
Resigned from office in 1974 following the Watergate Scandal
Served 2 terms**
Gerald Ford
(1974-1977)
Republican
Helsinki Accords
Served 1 term**
Jimmy Carter
(1977-1981)
Democrat
Rising Inflation
Oil Crisis
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Iranian Hostage Crisis
Served 1 term
Ronald Reagan
(1981-1989)
Republican
Neo-conservatism
Reduced the size of the government
Cut taxes
Shrunk the federal budget
Supply-side Economics
Increase in Military Spending
Large increase in national debt
Increasingly Friendly Relations with the Soviet Union
Served 2 terms
George Bush
(1989-1993)
Republican
Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm)
Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait
Americans with Disabilities Act
Served 1 term
Bill Clinton
(1993-2001)
Democrat
Favored minorities and women
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Impeached on charges of perjury
2nd president to be impeached
Not removed from office
Served 2 terms
George W. Bush
(2001-present)
Republican
World Trade Center Attacks (September 11, 2001)
Liberation of Afghanistan
Liberation of Iraq/Capture of Saddam Hussein