US History

Presidents

George Washington

4/30/1789 - 3/4/1797

Political Party: None

John Adams

3/4/1797 - 3/4/1801

Political Party: Federalist

Thomas Jefferson

3/4/1801 - 3/4/1809

Political Party: Democratic Republican
Louisiana Purchase-Chief Diplomat

James Madison

3/4/1809 - 3/4/1817

Political Party: Democratic Republican
War of 1812-Commander in Chief

James Monroe

3/4/1817 - 3/4/1825

Political Party: National Republican

John Quincy Adams

3/4/1825 - 3/4/1829

Political Party: National Republican

Andrew Jackson

3/4/1829 - 3/4/1837

Political Party: Democratic

Martin Van Buren

3/4/1837 - 3/4/1841

Political Party: Democrat
Trail of Tears-Chief Executive

William Henry Harrison

3/4/1841 - 4/4/1841

Political Party: Whig

John Tyler

4/4/1841 - 3/4/1845

Political Party: Whig

James K. Polk

3/4/1845 - 3/4/1849

Political Party: Democrat
Mexican War-Commander in Chief

Zachary Taylor

3/4/1849 - 7/9/1850

Political Party: Whig

Millard Fillmore

7/9/1850 - 3/4/1853

Political Party: Whig

Franklin Pierce

3/4/1853 - 3/4/1857

Political Party: Democrat

James Buchanan

3/4/1857 - 3/4/1861

Political Party: Democrat

Abraham Lincoln

3/4/1861 - 4/15/1865

Political Party: Republican
Civil War-Commander in Chief

Andrew Johnson

4/15/1865 - 3/4/1869

Political Party: Republican

Ulysses S. Grant

3/4/1869 - 3/4/1877

Political Party: Republican

Rutherford B. Hayes

3/4/1877 - 3/4/1881

Political Party: Republican

James A. Garfield

3/4/1881 - 9/19/1881

Political Party: Republican

Chester A. Arthur

9/19/1881 - 3/4/1885

Political Party: Republican

Grover Cleveland

3/4/1885 - 3/4/1889

Political Party: Democrat

Benjamin Harrison

3/4/1889 - 3/4/1893

Political Party: Republican

Grover Cleveland

3/4/1893 - 3/4/1897

Political Party: Democrat

William McKinley

3/4/1897 - 9/14/1901

Political Party: Republican
Spanish-American War-Commander in Chief

Theodore Roosevelt

9/14/1901 - 3/4/1909

Political Party: Republican

William H. Taft

3/4/1909 - 3/4/1913

Political Party: Republican

Woodrow Wilson

3/4/1913 - 3/4/1921

Political Party: Democrat
World War I-Commander in Chief
Fourteen Points-Chief Diplomat

Warren G. Harding

3/4/1921 - 8/2/1923

Political Party: Republican

Calvin Coolidge

8/2/1923 - 3/4/1929

Political Party: Republican

Herbert Hoover

3/4/1929 - 3/4/1933

Political Party: Republican

Franklin D. Roosevelt

3/4/1933 - 4/12/1945

Political Party: Democrat
Great Depression-Economic Leader
World War II-Commander in Chief

Harry S Truman

4/12/1945 - 1/20/1953

Political Party: Democrat
Korean War-Commander in Chief

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1/20/1953 - 1/20/1961

Political Party: Republican

John F. Kennedy

1/20/1961 - 11/22/1963

Political Party: Democrat
Cuban Missile Crisis-Chief Diplomat

Lyndon B. Johnson

11/22/1963 - 1/20/1969

Political Party: Democrat
Vietnam War-Chief Diplomat
Civil Rights Act-Legislative Leader

Richard M. Nixon

1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974

Political Party: Republican

Gerald Ford

8/9/1974 - 1/20/1977

Political Party: Republican

James Carter

1/20/1977 - 1/20/1981

Political Party: Democrat

Ronald Reagan

1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989

Political Party: Republican

George H.W. Bush

1/20/1989 - 1/20/1993

Political Party: Republican

William Clinton

1/20/1993 - 1/20/2001

Political Party: Democrat

George W. Bush

1/20/2001 - 1/20/2009

Political Party: Republican
September 11-Head of State

Barack Obama

1/20/2009 - Present

Political Party: Democrat

Events

Revolutionary War

4/19/1775 - 9/3/1783

Louisiana Purchase

1803

War of 1812

6/18/1812 - 3/23/1815

Trail of Tears

1838 - 1839

Mexican War

4/25/1846 - 2/2/1848

Civil War

4/12/1861 - 4/9/1865

Spanish American War

4/25/1898 - 8/12/1898

World War I

7/28/1914 - 11/11/1918

US Entry

4/6/1917

Great Depression

10/29/1929 - 1942

World War II

9/1/1939 - 9/2/1945

US Entry

12/8/1941

Korean War

6/25/1950 - 7/27/1953

Vietnam War

9/26/1959 - 4/30/1975

Cuban Missile Crisis

10/14/1962 - 10/28/1962

Civil Rights Act

7/2/1964

US Combat Entry

3/8/1965

September 11 Attack

9/11/2001

Court Cases

Marbury v. Madison

2/24/1803

Established the principle of judicial review.

Dred Scott v. Sanford

3/6/1857

Ruled that Congress had no right to limit slavery in any part of the United States.

Plessy v. Ferguson

5/18/1896

Gave states the right to require that public facilities be segregated.

Korematsu v. United States

12/18/1944

Ruled that restrictions based on race or ethnicity may be lawful in a time of war.

Brown v. Board of Education

5/17/1954

Outlawed segregation in public schools.

Gideon v. Wainwright

3/18/1963

Guaranteed the right to an attorney in felony criminal cases.

Miranda v. Arizona

6/13/1966

Ruled that a person must be informed of his/her rights prior to police questioning.

Tinker v. Des Moines

2/24/1969

Held that students have the right to express opinions in school so long as they do not disrupt education.

United States v. Nixon

7/24/1974

Established that not even the president is above the law.

New Jersey v. T.L.O.

1/15/1985

Ruled that school officials are not required to obtain a search warrant when they believe the law has been broken.