Born in Westmoreland County, Virginia
Became Official Surveyor for Culpeper County, Virginia
Married Mrs. Martha Dandridge Custis
The Declaration of Independence was signed by the Continental Congress.
Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs (now the Department of State)
Elected first President of the United States
Washington approved plans for the U.S. Capitol.
Congress chartered the Bank of the United States.
The Bill of Rights became law. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States guarantee basic liberties to Americans.
The Whisky Rebellion brought the first test of Federal power. Washington sent troops to crush an uprising by Pennsylvania farmers who refused to pay a federal whisky tax.
Washington signed the unpopular Jay Treaty to maintain trade with Great Britain.
Died at Mount Vernon at the age of 67
Born in Massachusetts on October 30, 1735
John Adams married Abigail Smith
John Adams became a public figure by writing against the Stamp Act in 1765
Elected as a delegate into the Continental Congress
Adams helped draft and then signed the Declaration of Independence
Defeated Thomas Jefferson in 1796 then lost in his reelection campaign against Jefferson
Adams' act of foreign Policy where he attempted to calm relation between the U.S. and France
John Adams signed in the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798
Adams died in 1826 at 91 years old