U. S. History & Government


Before the United States:  The Colonies


01 George Washington (1789-1797)


02 John Adams (1797-1801)


03 Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)


04 James Madison (1809-1817)


05 James Monroe (1817-1825)


06 John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)


07 Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)


08 Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)

  • Panics of 1837 and 1839
  • Presidential Decision:  Creation of an Independent Treasury
  • The Trail of Tears

09 William Henry Harrison (1841)

  • Constitutional Issue:  Presidential succession

10 John Tyler (1841-1845)


11 James K. Polk (1845-1849)


 

12 Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)

  • Congressional Legislation:  Compromise of 1850
  • Constitutional Issue:  Presidential succession

13 Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)


14 Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)


15 James Buchanan (1857-1861)


16 Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)


17 Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)


18 Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)

  • Geography:  Building of the transcontinental railroad (1863-1869)
  • Constitutional Amendment:  Fifteenth Amendment (1870)

19 Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)

  • Compromise of 1877

20 James Garfield (1881)


21 Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885)


22 Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)


23 Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)

  • Congressional Legislation:  Sherman Antitrust Act (1890)
  • American Literature:  How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis (1890)

24 Grover Cleveland (again) (1893-1897)


25 William McKinley (1897-1901)

  • Conflict:  Spanish-American War (1898)
    • Presidential Decision:  McKinley’s deciding to annex the Phillipines (1898)
  • Foreign Policy:  Open Door Policy (1899)

* See also: The Progressive Era


26 Teddy Roosevelt (1901-1909)

* See also: The Progressive Era


27 William Howard Taft (1909-1913)

* See also: The Progressive Era


28 Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

* See also: The Progressive Era


29 Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

*See also: The Roaring Twenties


30 Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)

*See also: The Roaring Twenties


31 Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)

  • American Literature:  “I, Too, Sing America” by Langston Hughes (1925)
  • Presidential Decisions:  Hoover’s reaction to the Bonus Army (1932)

*See also: The Roaring Twenties


32 Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)


33 Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)

  • Presidential Decision:  Truman deciding to use the atomic bomb (1945)
  • Foreign Policy:  the Marshall Plan (1947-1952)
  • Constitutional Amendment:  Twenty-second Amendment (1951)–presidential term limits

34 Dwight D. Eisenhower (1954-1961)


35 John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)


36 Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)


37 Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974)


38 Gerald Ford (1974-1977)


39 Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)


40 Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)


41 George Bush (1989-1993)


42 Bill Clinton (1993-2001)


43 George W. Bush (2001-2009)

  • Conflict: War on Terrorism
    • Presidential Decision:  Bush sending troops to Afghanistan (2001)
    • Presidential Decision:  Bush sending troops to Iraq (2003)

44 Barack Obama (2009–)

  • Congressional Legislation:  Affordable Care Act

 

Conflict (Domestic):  Whiskey Rebellion (1791-1794)

Conflict (Domestic):  Nat Turner Rebellion (1831)

Conflict (Domestic):  Bleeding Kansas (1854-1858)

Conflict (Domestic):  John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry (1859)

Conflict (Domestic):  Civil War (1861-1865)

Conflict (Domestic):  Indian Wars (intermittent from 1622–1924)

Conflict (Domestic):  Great Railroad Strike (1877)

Conflict (Domestic):  Haymarket Affair (1886)

Conflict (Domestic):  Homestead Strike (1892)

Conflict (Domestic):  Pullman Strike (1894)

Conflict (Domestic):  Lawrence Textile Strike (1912)

Conflict (Domestic):  Bonus Army (1932)

Conflict (Domestic):  Birmingham Riot (1963)

Conflict (Domestic):  Race Riots (1968)

 

Conflict (Foreign):  Revolutionary War (1775-1783)

Conflict (Foreign):  War of 1812 (1812-1815)

Conflict (Foreign):  Mexican–American War (1846-1848)

Conflict (Foreign):  Spanish–American War (1898)

Conflict (Foreign):  World War I (1917-1918)

Conflict (Foreign):  World War II (1941-1945)

Conflict (Foreign):  Korean War (1950-1953)

 

 

 

 

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