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Top Ten Presidents

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Christian Wilson

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Top Ten
Presidents Top Ten
Presidents Thomas Jefferson James Madison George Washington James Monroe John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson Martin Van Buren William Henry Harrison John Adams John Tyler Presidency
(1827-1837) Born: March 15th, 1767
On border of North
and South Carolina He was nicknamed Old Hickory Jackson was all for protecting the American citizens. His only DOWNSIDE was that he was for Slavery and Indian removal, but he was also known for his TOUGHNESS! He impacted the lives of thousands of natives when he
passed the Indian Removal Act in 1830.
The natives were made to walk about 1,000 miles
West from their homeland. This long journey
they went through became known as, THE TRAIL OF TEARS during Jackson's election his opponents calLed him "Jackass". It caught on but didn't stay with him very long. Although it did catch on as the symbol of todays demcratic party Madison made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing the Federalist essays, Virginia Constitution in 1776, and... James Madison was most known for his hard work and triumph. Being elected twice and for what he did for the nation, he had very few mistakes as a President. Adams proposed that the Federal Government bring the sections together... John Quincy Adams was a man who fought for what he considered right. He
worked very hard in the four years that he was in office and improved the nation. Monroe was involved with the Missouri Compromise that resolved the economic depression and foreign affairs where he proclaimed a fundemental policy. Monroe was an ambitious and energetic person who was determined to save the nation and bring it back up. Presidency
(1809-1817) ...and enact the first revenue legislation. All these events helped form the nation to what it is today. Helped frame the Bill of Rights Presidency
(1837-1841) Born December
in Kinderhook,
New York Martin was the first President, born an American citizen. He was Andrew Jackson's Vice President the term before and wanted to follow the direction Jackson was taking during his Presidency. Some people called Van Buren Old Kinderhook. He often approved things by saying
O.K. for Old Kinderhook. Which is
where the term "OK" came from. Van Buren had a hard start to his
Presidency because of the Panic of
1837 that started as he came into offfice. Hundreds of banks closed and a lot of people became unemployed.Van Buren fought for an Independent Treasury to help ensure the safe deposit of funds for the people. Presidency
(1825-1829) with a network of highways and canals,
and that it develop and conserve the public domain. He also urged the U.S. to establish a national
university for the development of the arts and science. Presidency
(1817-1825) He was also the first President to ride on a steamboat. John Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts.
Four Seperate Acts- The Neutralization Acts, The Alien Act, The Alien Enemies Act, and The Sedition Act.

George Washington passed the Fugitive Slave act of 1793. In the War of 1812 Harrison he was given the command of the Army in the Northwest with the rank of brigadier general. After Harrison returned to civilian life, the Whigs, nominated him for President in 1840. He won by a majority of less than 150,000.
Before he had been in office a month, he caught a cold that developed into pneumonia. On April 4, 1841, he died, and with him died the Whig program. h Presidency
(March-April 1941)
Born February 9, 1773
John Tyler had served in the House of Representatives for five years. After leaving the House he served as Governor of Virginia, and as a Senator he supported Jackson for President. The Whigs nominated Tyler for Vice President in 1840. Soon after, President Harrison was dead. Tyler insisted upon assuming the full powers of a duly elected President.

The Whigs soon got annoyed with Tyler and expelled him from their party. A year later when Tyler vetoed a tariff bill, the first impeachment was introduced in the House of Representatives. 1842 Tyler did sign a tariff bill protecting northern manufacturers. By the end of his term, Tyler had replaced the original Whig Cabinet with southern conservatives. Presidency
(1789-1797) Presidency
(1797–1801) Presidency
(1801 –1809) The Alien act, and Alien Enemies act, allowed the president to deport any foreigner. used to
portray a
not actually
an alien
The Sedition act made it a crime to publish
false writing against the Gov. or its officials. These were passed to surpress Republican opposition. The Neutralizaton act changed the period of residence to 14 years to become a citizen. The acts caused a major political issue in the elections of 1798 and 1800. The acts also backfired against the federalists. The Decleration of Independence said that the 13 American colonies that were at war with Great Britian at the time, were now independent states. Which also meant that they werent a part of the british empire anymore. The declerations was signed in 1776, in the Philedelphia Independence Hall. REPUBLICANS Presidency (1841-1845) Born on March 29, 1790
in Charles City County, Virginia
John Tyler was the first Vice President to be brought to office by the death of a President. Thomas Jefferson was the principle
author of the Decleration of Independence. He was the first president to die in office. The act made assisting a slave a federal crime, and it also allowed slave catchers into every U.S. state and territory. The law wasnt very
popular in the north. THE END

BY: Michael Brighi
Stephanie Heber Naba Shaukat
And Christian Wilson
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