During the War between France and England choose to stay neutral.
Mobilized troops against the Whiskey Rebellion.
Helped to join states and established federal government.
Signed the Jay Treaty to normalize trade relations with Britain.
Authorized the President to select the specific location of the permanent seat of the government, which would be located along the Potomac River.
John Adams (1797- 1801)
Strengthen the central government.
Signed the controversial Alien and Sedition Acts, which were designed to protect Americans from foreign insurgents. The Acts were a response to the XYZ Affair.
Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
Purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 15 million dollars.
Banned all European trade routes from American ports from Britain and France.
Cut the federal government spending and reduced national debt.
James Madison (1809-1817)
Helped establish the Democratic-Republican party with Thomas Jefferson.
Renewed the charter for the Bank of the United States to raise funds for the War of 1812.
Led the nation into the War of 1812 after the failure of diplomatic protests and a trade embargo against Britain.
James Monroe (1817-1825)
Established Monroe doctrine.
Bought Florida from Spain and extended Americas border in 1818.
Treaty of 1818 with Britain.
Missouri Compromise of 1820.
John Q. Adams (1825- 1829)
Signed the "Tariff of Abominations" in 1828, which protected American manufacturers but raised prices on many goods, especially in the South.
Supported federal projects like road and canal