Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson's most celebrated military victory. Repels a
British invasion of New Orleans. Victory comes after a cease-fire that
ended the War of 1812 between the US and England.
Battle of New Orleans
Party founded by Jefferson and Madison. Believed in strict
interpretation of the constitution, the common man and powerful state
governments. Old Anti-Federalists.
1794. Invented by Eli Whitney. Made the de-seeding
of cotton faster. Increased the amount of cotton planted and the number
of slaves imported into the U.S.
Treaty between the U.S. and France. France promises to respect US
shipping rights, end impressment, pay damages to ship owners and grant
US a favorable trade status.
Convention of 1800
The first 10 Amendments to the US constitution. Protects individual
civil rights from governments abuse. Key issue in ratification of the
constitution by states.
Bill of Rights
1798, Four laws. An effort to stop foreigners who tried to influence US
policy towards England and France. Raised citizenship requirements from 5
to 14 years. Suppressed "false, malicious statements" against the
government. Resented by Democratic-Republican opponents of President
Alien and Sedition Acts
1819 Secretary of State John Q Adams makes a treaty with Spain. Spain
gives up Florida and its claims on the Oregon territory to the U.S.