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George Washington 1789-1797
Judiciary Act of 1789- A United States federal statute adopted on September 24, 1789, in the first session of the First United States Congress. It established the federal judiciary of the United States.
Whiskey Rebellion of 1799- Also known as the Whiskey Insurrection, was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791, during the presidency of George Washington.
Farewell Address of 1796- Washington urged Americans to avoid excessive political party spirit and geographical distinctions. In foreign affairs, he warned against long-term alliances with other nations. The address was printed in Philadelphia's American Daily Advertiser on September 19, 1796.
James Monroe 1817-1825
Acquisition of Florida from Spain, 1819- The colonies of East Florida and West Florida remained loyal to the British during the war for American independence, but by the Treaty of Paris in 1783 they returned to Spanish control. After 1783, Americans immigrants moved into West Florida.
Missouri Compromise, 1820- In an effort to preserve the balance of power in Congress between slave and free states, the Missouri Compromise was passed in 1820 admitting Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state.
Monroe Doctrine, 1823- The Monroe Doctrine was articulated in President James Monroe's seventh annual message to Congress on December 2, 1823. The European powers, according to Monroe, were obligated to respect the Western Hemisphere as the United States' sphere of interest.