First 15 Presidents of the United States

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irst First 15 Presidents of the United States By Halie Endicott George Washington July 1, 1789 - March 4, 1797 6 years 4 months While Washington was president in….. * 1789 the Judiciary Act specified number of Federal Courts and judges. * 1790 the Supreme Court met for the first time, Rhode Island ratifies the constitution and becomes the 13th state. * 1791 the Bank Act established a national banking system, and the Bill of Rights ratified and took effect, Vermont becomes 14th state. * 1792 Post office established as separate entity, New York Stock exchange organized. * 1793 war breaks out between Britain and France, U.S. declares neutrality. * 1794 Whiskey Rebellion. * 1795 British troops forced to…show more content…
* 1835 the U.S. briefly became debt free for the first and only time, signs Treaty of Echota. * 1836 the Alamo happened. Other facts… * Founder of the democratic party and expanded executive powers. * Only president who served in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 * Only president to have been prisoner of war. * Killed Charles Dickinson in duel over “unflattering” comments about his wife. Martin Van Buren March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1841 8 years While Van Buren was president in… * 1837 Banks in Philadelphia and New York City closed thus the panic of 1837, this depression lasted through Van Buren’s term. * 1838 Trail of Tears. Other Facts… * Made 3 unsuccessful bids for reelection. * Nicknamed “Martin Van Ruin.” * He said the two happiest days of his life were his entrance into office and the day he left, many political opponents were happy to see him go too. * The term “Ok” was popularized because of his campaigns and speeches. * Was said to be important part of building the American political system. William H Harrison March 4, 1841 - April 4, 1841 30 Days While Harrison was president in… * March 1841 he gave the longest inaugural speech ever, in the cold, thus believed to be the reason he caught pneumonia and died soon after. Other facts… * He was the only

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