Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe

The Achievements and Failures

Thomas Jefferson

Achievements:

  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Promoted Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Primary author of the Declaration of Independence


Failures:

  • Embargo Act
  • Managing Foreign Affairs


James Madison

Achievements:

  • Treaty of Ghent (ended the war)
  • Considered Father of the U.S. Constitution
  • One of the creators of the Constitution
  • Bill of Rights


Failures:

  • War of 1812

James Monroe

Achievements:

  • Foreign Policies
  • Domestic Policies
  • Monroe Doctrine


Failures:

  • Panic of 1819