Evolution of U.S. Presidency

Timeline created by tranyse_j
In History
  • Britain's Attack on the U.S.

    The relationship between America and Britain begins to fade quickly as Britain orders to capture ships that are trading with France. More than 200 American ships were taken.
  • Proclamation of Neutrality

    The U.S was did not have any ties with foreign countries until the War of 1812. One of Washington's principles was that America should always stay neutral.
  • Jay's Treaty

    During Washington's presidency, Britain began attacking American ships, flooding markets, and blocking exports. To get become at peace with Britain, Washington got Britain to sign a treaty in which they would stop antagonizing the U.S. Since then, we do not have any current issues with Britain.
  • Pinkney's Treaty

    Spain would not let the U.S. navigate their way freely upon the Mississippi river. Spain also closed the New Orleans ports to Americans. This treaty gave Americans the right to travel freely on the Mississippi river and trade or sell on the New Orleans port.
  • Non-intercourse Act Passed

    This act was passed to replace the embargo act. The non-intercourse act reopened trade with France and England. The result of this act being passed caused outbreaks of war and deteriorated the economy. It disagreed with the Proclamation of Neutrality, which was one of Washington's policies.
  • Signed Macon Bill No.2

    This law was made during James Madison's presidency that encouraged France and Britain to stop interfering with U.S. shipping. France agreed but not Britain. The bill said that if either France or Britain stop blocking American commerce by March 3, 1811, and the other country did not in three months, the president would enforce restrictions of non-intercourse on the other country. This is different from Washington's policies because we made trade and bad relations with other countries.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 occurred came from the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The conflict was between France and Britain, whom did not want America to trade with the other. So they each began interfering with American shipping and commerce. The U.S. was able to gain a form of independence and patriotism. This event was different from Washington's policy because Washington wanted to remain neutral.
  • Aid for South Vietnam Denied

    Ford requested for aid to be sent to South Vietnam around the era of the Vietnam War. Little attention was sent to South Vietnam to help. Ford asked for more help and resources to be sent but his request was denied. This request goes against Washington's policy that the U.S. should stay neutral. Since the U.S. got involved, unwanted ties could've been made between America and South Vietnam.
  • Detante with the Soviet Union

    President Ford wanted the tensions between the Soviet Union and the U.S. to be relieved. Ford wanted to be on good terms but not completely involved with their affairs. This failed due to the fact that Ford did not trust their government. Washington did not want alliances with other countries because that would mean that we would have to take on their enemies.