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The American Presidents

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  • TTUAlison TTUAlison's Avatar 05-25-06 | 05:34 PM
  • "The American continents . . . are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers."
    -- James Monroe

    Birth: April 28, 1758

    Death: July 4, 1831

    Term of Office: March 4, 1817-March 3, 1825

    Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms

    First Lady: Elizabeth Kortright

    Major Events While in Office:
    First Seminole War (1817-1818)
    Convention of 1818 (1818)
    Florida purchased from Spain - Adams-Onís Treaty(1819)
    Missouri Compromise (1820)
    Cumberland Road Bill (1822)
    Monroe Doctrine (1823)

    States Entering Union While in Office:
    Mississippi (1817)
    Illinois (1818)
    Alabama (1818)
    Maine (1820)
    Missouri (1821)
  • TTUAlison TTUAlison's Avatar 05-26-06 | 12:10 PM
  • "Individual liberty is individual power, and as the power of the community is a mass compounded of individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation."
    -- John Quincy Adams

    Birth: July 11, 1767

    Death: February 23, 1848

    Term of Office: March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829

    Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term

    First Lady: Louisa Catherine Johnson

    Major Events While in Office:
    Erie Canal Opens (1825)
    Tariff of Abominations (1828)
  • TTUAlison TTUAlison's Avatar 06-02-06 | 01:15 PM
  • "Perpetuity is stamped upon the Constitution by the blood of our Fathers."
    -- Andrew Jackson

    Birth: March 15, 1767

    Death: June 8, 1845

    Term of Office: March 4, 1829-March 3, 1837

    Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms

    First Lady: Widower. His wife, Rachel Donelson Robards, died in 1828.

    Nickname: "Old Hickory"; "King Andrew"

    Major Events While in Office:
    Peggy Eaton Affair (1828-1831)
    Veto of Maysville Road Bill (1830)
    Indian Removal Act of 1830 (1830)
    Ordinance of Nullification (1832)
    Veto of Recharter of Second Bank of the United States (1832)
    Black Hawk War (1832)
    Assassination Attempt (1835)
    Texas Revolution (1836)

    States Entering Union While in Office:
    Arkansas (1836)
    Michigan (1837)
  • TTUAlison TTUAlison's Avatar 06-03-06 | 09:22 AM
  • "As to the Presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it."
    -- Martin Van Buren

    Birth: December 5, 1782

    Death: July 24, 1862

    Term of Office: March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841

    Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term

    First Lady: Widower. His wife, Hannah Hoes, died in 1819.

    Nickname: "Little Magician"; "Martin Van Ruin"

    Major Events While in Office:
    Panic of 1837 (1837)
    Caroline Affair (1837)

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