First time a person is elected President of the United States
Signing of Louisiana Purchase which started idea of "manifest destiny" while stepping outside of presidential authority in Constitution
President ignored Supreme Court ruling eventually leading to Trail of Tears. Link has image of Samuel Worcester.
Link has video along with a brief description of Tyler
After Lincoln's powerful presidency, Johnson's impeachment signaled decades of congressional control during the middle and end of 19th century. An image and linked information are below:
Act was used by Teddy Roosevelt and other presidents to side with workers and consumers against monopolies; Congress initially had this power, but Roosevelt used his bully pulpit to force congressional action.
Implementation of First New Deal Program which changes way the federal government is involved in citizens' lives
FDR commands the airwaves to calm a nervous population
George Takei's Allegiance play on Japanese Internment
JFK's inaugural speech which challenged Americans during the Cold War and inspired them to a greater cause.
Congress cedes power and authorizes a "blank check" for war effort in Vietnam
Launch of first 24 hours news channel which revolutionized the coverage of politics
Reagan's speech is an example of his effective communication skills.
Led to massive government surveillance since 9/11 leading to violations of some constitutional rights
Healthcare becomes regulated by government, specifically the executive branch, instead of a state power as stated by the Constitution.