Alan's Burr Timeline


Appointment of Washington as Commander

june 1775

Political/military- George Washington was elected to command the continental army, the first "National" army established in the United States. Burr goes on to dismantle Washington, saying that the leadership did not choose a great leader and ultimately made the military weaker.

Invasion of Canada

Jul 1775 - Jul 1776

Military- The first major military war by the new continental army. The main goal was to gain military control of the British province of Quebec.

Declaration of Independance


The Declaration of Independence was drafted and officially put forward stating the Colonies have officially broken away from Britain and are now The United States. Burr doesn't like the idea of the document and strongly dislikes Thomas Jefferson.

Washington's Battles

1776 - 1777

Did not win one battle for these years. Washington abandoned everything east of the Hudson. showed he did not have resources to beat british.

Battle of New York

oct 1776

Washington told to give up New York, but went in anyways. split his army into 2. eventually getting beat badly and retreats almost immediately. big humiliating moment in Washington's history, calling it the lowest point of his career.

General Knox role in American Revolution

December 1776

Knox was terrible leader and not fit for role in military. that he was called "too fat" to even move and was appointed commander of artillery by Washington (we all know burr's thoughts on Washington). but through wiki, was seen as important role in training centers and military storage centers. Military & Political

Washington at Vally Forge

November 1777 - April 1778

Lack of supplies to troops just diminishes moral and chance of winning battle. men were starving. wiki agrees that Washington and vally forge was a complete loss, but seen as a turning point for Washington and his final push against the british. Military and political

French significance in Revolution

1778 - 1781

French sent troops and naval forces to help the colonists fight off the strong surge of british forces. without the French support, the americans woulve lost the war and the british regain control of the colonies. but with the extra troops and overload of supplies, the french were able to fend off the british and help win the war. Military

Battle of Monmouth


The Battle of Monmouth was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on June 28, 1778 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Continental Army under General George Washington attacked the rear of the British Army column commanded by Lieutenant General Henry Clinton as they left Monmouth Court House (modern Freehold Borough). It is also known as the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse. Military

Issues dividing jefferson and hamilton


In general, Jefferson worked against the federal government reigning supreme over the states while Hamilton worked for a strong central, federal government which would be superior to the states. Political

Madison and the constitution


Madison helped with the Virginia plan 11 years earlier. Madison helped draft and propose the Constitution in 1787. Political

George Washington

1789 - 1797

First elected president of the United States. let the democracy of the new nation begin. Political

Relationship between Jefferson and Hamilton


the two never agreed with one another. Both believed one was more superior than the other. alexander Hamilton (federalist) Thomas Jefferson (democratic republican) __ creators of first political parties. Social & Political

Haitian Revolution

1791 - 1804

The Haitian Revolution was a slave revolt in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Republic of Haiti. Furthermore, it is generally considered the most successful slave rebellion ever to have occurred and as a defining moment in the histories of both Europe and the Americas. Social

Yellow Fever


Infectious disease spread by infected mosquitoes during the late 18th century, a severe yellow fever outbreak struck new England and several north American port cities. the city of Philadelphia lost about 1/10 of its population. Health & Social

Jefferson resigned from Washington's cabinet


Jefferson mad about Hamiltons influence on Washingto. U,S remained neutral and did not help france. Ended up losing bank debate to Hamilton. Political

Hamilton pamphlet


Hamilton released a pamphlet about his affair with mrs. Reynolds. attempt to clear his name of any financial scandal (guilty of adultery). scandal would ruin his political career. Political

James Madison role in U.S Constitution


regarded as the father of the constitution. Madison composed the first draft of the constitution. he also wrote the first draft of the bill of rights. political

Bank of U.S Constitution?


Hamilton- It is because congress has right to make laws necessary to carry out others powers givin to congress
Jefferson- no because the powers are not delegated to the U.S by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states.
Foner describes the event in favor of Jefferson, questioning burr's factual evidence

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions


Passed in response to alien and sedition act. states have fundamental rights that the federal government cannot abridge. states can nullify federal laws that they judge to be unconstitutional. Political

Alien and Sedition Acts

1798 - 1799

Allowed the president to deport any alien considered dangerous to the country. the number of years an alien wait to become a u.s citizen increased from 5 to14 years. goal was to keep new immigrants from voting for democratic republicans.

John Marshall

1798 - 1801

His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801. Political

Election of 1800


election of 1800won my Thomas Jefferson against john adams. Jefferson defeated adams by 8 electoral votes. 6 days and 36 votes later. the house of representatives pick Jefferson. 12th amendment soon passed

Jefferson a hipocrite?


Jefferson owned slaves, owned massive plantations with a wide number of slaves..... pretty hypocritical. Social

Aaron Burr

March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1805

Burr is elected senator and rapidly seduces his own policies and reforms and boosts his states presence in the government. Political

Benedict Arnold

June 1, 1801

Notorious for how he led his troops, well known for being a traitor, the first hero of the American revolution. won battle of Ticonderoga. Most confident general during the revolution. Foner and Burr very similar in content. very fond with Alexander Hamilton in beginning.

Louisiana Purchase


the biggest purchase in united states history gained almost double the land the United states previously owned. purchasing the land from france. political

Hamilton Revolution


Slave revolt in French colony of Saint Dominque. Toussaint l'ouveture defeats French military. Haiti becomes an independent nation in 1804. Social & Military

Madison v. Marbury


The case resulted from a petition to the Supreme Court by William Marbury, who had been appointed Justice of the Peace in the District of Columbia by President John Adams but whose commission was not subsequently delivered. Marbury petitioned the Supreme Court to force the new Secretary of State, James Madison, to deliver the documents. Political & Social

Napoleonic Wars

1803 - 1815

Initially, French power rose quickly as the armies of Napoleon conquered much of Europe. In his military career, Napoleon fought about 60 battles and lost seven, mostly at the end of his reign. The great French dominion collapsed rapidly after the disastrous Invasion of Russia in 1812. Military

Lewis and Clark Expedition

1804 - 1806

Established contact with American indian tribes. identified new plants and animals in the west. new routes across the rocky mountains to the pacific ocean. Social & Geographical

The Duel Burr vs. Hamilton

July 11, 1804

Hamilton and Burr duel pistols in a fight for resolution. in the end, Hamilton ends up dying from burr and burr's looked upon as the killer of Hamilton. Social & Political

Embargo Act of 1807


The Embargo Act of 1807 was a general Embargo that made illegal any and all exports from the United States. It was sponsored by President Thomas Jefferson and enacted by Congress. The goal was to force Britain and France to respect American rights during the Napoleonic Wars. Political

War of 1812


The war resolved many issues which remained from the American Revolutionary War but involved no boundary changes. The United States declared war on June 18, 1812, for several reasons, including trade restrictions brought about by the British war with France, the impressment of US merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support for Native American tribes against European American expansion. Military and political

Battle of Waterloo


A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by two of the armies of the Seventh Coalition: Political

Henry Clay


Clay was a very dominant figure in both the First and Second Party systems. In 1824 he ran for president and lost, but maneuvered House voting in favor of John Quincy Adams, who made him secretary of state as the Jacksonians denounced what they considered a "corrupt bargain". Political

Washington Irving


He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors and the Alhambra. Social

elections of 1824


The 1824 presidential election marked the final collapse of the Republican-Federalist political framework. For the first time no candidate ran as a Federalist, while five significant candidates competed as Democratic-Republicans

Election of 1828


The 1828 election was thus a return to a two-party system, and was the precursor of the familiar two-party system we know today. The Democratic loyalists of Jackson were organized by New York's Martin Van Buren, who was known for his sharp political skills. Political

Tammany Hall


Democratic political machine in NYC. Gained loyalty of the city's many new immigrants. Used bribery, fear and intimidation to get what they wanted. --Political & Social

Nullification Crisis

1832 - 1833

The Nullification Crisis was a state crisis in 1832 to 1833, during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, which was a confrontation between South Carolina and the federal government. Political

Biddle and his Bank

1832 - 1836

Economic, Social

election of 1834


First true elections in NYC. Democrats and whigs attacked on another in the streets in front of polling station. Ballots were destroyed. mob fest. people bribed with money and alcohol. Democrat Lawrence defeated Verplanck (whig). --Political & Social

Manhattan Well Murder Trial


Levi weeks accused of murdering elma sands. No real evidence linked to weeks involvement. the jury acquitted Levi weeks. Burr and Hamilton defended weeks. burr a little more over exaggerated.--Social

Whig Party formed


Formed in opposition to the policies of Andrew Jackson.mSupported supremacy of congress over the president. mainly opposing the democratic party. only lasted about 20 years.--Political & Social

Martin Van Buren

1837 - 1841

Blamed for financial crisis caused by closing of second bank of U.S. Continued the force removal of native americans. did not want to annex texas into the union. "bastard child of Aaron Burr"--Political