Congress authorizes $12,000 to refurbish the White House.
James Madison is inaugurated as the fourth President of the United States
Madison calls a special session of Congress to convene November 4 in preparation for war against Britain. July 24, 1811
Gallatin negotiates a commercial convention with Britain, further signifying the potential for the United States to play an important role in international trade and industrialization.
Madison delivers his eighth annual address to Congress, calling for vigilance in foreign affairs, internal improvements, and the restructuring of the judiciary and executive offices.