Stamp Act- Established to tax all paper documents in the colonies to tax revenue following the Seven Years’ War.
Townshend Act- Infuriated colonists as it places a tax on colonial goods with the intention of raising revenue for government officials and to reinforce the British parliament’s power.
Battle of Saratoga - This battle resulted in French support to the colonies and Howe’s British troops surrendering to Washington’s troops in Saratoga, New York.
Washington’s Farewell Address - Washington leaves the presidency, establishing the precedent of a two term presidency and warning Americans about the dangers of foreign entanglements.
Peaceful Revolution of 1800 - The peaceful passing of power from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson in the elections of 1800, marking the transition from Federalist to Democratic Republican government.
Louisiana Purchase - Thomas Jefferson chooses to loosely interpret the constitution, and he purchases the western territory known as the Louisiana purchase for $15 million from the French.
Burr v. Hamilton - When Hamilton has accused Vice President Aaron Burr of conspiracy after his talk on New England’s plan to sucede from the union, an illegal fuel results in Hamilton’s death.
Embargo Act- The prohibition of all American ships from trading in foreign posts in response to the violations of the U.S. neutrality.
Treaty of Ghent - This treaty ended the war and tension between Americans and Britain, contributing to American recognition and the furthering of the end to Federalism among the rising nationalism.
Dartmouth College v. Woodward - As Dartmouth was tried to be made public, the court dealt with the Contract Clause of the United States constitution for the protection of contracts and businesses.