Essay on First 15 Presidents of the United States

1600 Words May 26th, 2012 7 Pages
irst First 15 Presidents of the United States
By Halie Endicott

George Washington July 1, 1789 - March 4, 1797
6 years 4 months
While Washington was president in….. * 1789 the Judiciary Act specified number of Federal Courts and judges. * 1790 the Supreme Court met for the first time, Rhode Island ratifies the constitution and becomes the 13th state. * 1791 the Bank Act established a national banking system, and the Bill of Rights ratified and took effect, Vermont becomes 14th state. * 1792 Post office established as separate entity, New York Stock exchange organized. * 1793 war breaks out between Britain and France, U.S. declares neutrality. * 1794 Whiskey Rebellion. * 1795 British troops forced to
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* Had a small, short frame and some said this made it harder for him to stand out or be taken seriously among groups. * Madison was the first president to previously be a congressman. * He was the first president to be under fire, it was during The War of 1812. * Married to Dolley Payne Todd, he was a lawyer, attended school in Princeton.

James Monroe
March 4, 1817 - March 4, 1825
8 years
While Monroe was president in… * 1819 Florida given by Spain to the U.S. in exchange for $5 million reduction in debt. * 1820 the Missouri Compromise outlawed slavery above 36’ 30” latitude, Monroe reelected. * 1823 Monroe Doctrine delivered to congress.
Other Facts… * Presidency encompassed “the Era of Good Feeling.” * Was the first president to have been a senator. * Election of 1820, he received every vote except one.

John Quincy Adams
March 4, 1825 - March 4, 1829
4 years
While Adams was president in… * 1825 Henry Clay appointed as Secretary of State caused some controversies. * 1826 Jefferson and Adams both die hours apart.
Other Facts… * He was the only president to be elected to the house after his office. * First president to be photographed. * A key note of his presidency was opening of trade expansions with South America and Caribbean colonies.

Andrew Jackson
March 4, 1829 - March 4, 1837
8 years
While Jackson was president in… * 1829 Jackson set up the

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