Presidents/Political

Timeline created by vportch
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    *Wrote the Declaration of Independence
    *An architect, a farmer, and a scientist
    *Approved the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, which nearly doubled the size of the U.S.
  • James Madison

    James Madison
    *Father of the Bill of Rights
    * Presided over the War of 1812 with Britain
    *The White House was burned
  • James Monroe

    James Monroe
    *His term is called the "Era of Good Feeling" because there was little fighting * Lived out his retirement in poverty.
  • John Quincy Adams

    John Quincy Adams
    *First father and son to have served as Presidents *Accused of many bad actions
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    *First President to ride on a train *A rich planter, yet a common people's friend *Nicknamed "Old Hickory" because he was so tough
  • Martin Van Buren

    Martin Van Buren
    *First President to be born an American citizen *Presided during an economic depression *These rough times made him easily defeated for reelection
  • William Harry Harrison

    William Harry Harrison
    *Died a month later with pneumonia *First President to die in office *served the briefest term.