Presidents

Achievements and Failures

Thomas Jefferson

Success:

  • Purchased the Louisiana territory.
  • Lewis and Clark.
  • Increased the size of army and navy.


Failure:

  • Embargo act
  • Let Americas trade ships be taken
  • reduced the size of army and national government.




James Madison

Success:
  • he opened up the Madison university
  • he allowed two new states to enter the union. Louisiana (1812) Indiana (1816)
  • Treaty of Ghent
  • Nationalism
  • Era of good feelings

Failure:
  • wanted to reduce the size of national govt.
  • went to war with England


James Monroe

Success:


  • Promoted national unity
  • promoted nationalism
  • unified the economics of the south, north, and west
  • Gained FL
  • Monroe Doctrine


Failures:


  • sectionalism
  • north and south could not agree on taxes
  • Mizzou Compromise