USA Presidents Timeline

USA Presidents Timeline

Welcome to ChronoFlo's timeline of the 45 Presidents of the USA. #### **About** This timeline was created using [ChronoFlo Timeline Maker](https://www.chronoflotimeline.com), an online tool for making interactive timelines that you can share on the web. Information for the timeline was compiled from a variety of sources, in particular [Wikipedia](https://www.wikipedia.org). Great use was made of Wikipedia's [list of US Wars](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_the_United_States). UK-based freelance journalist Andy Jowett wrote all the presidential profiles. ChronoFlo's Editorial team was responsible for the key events section. To the best of our knowledge, all the information in this timeline is factually correct. If you think we have made a mistake, please contact the ChronoFlo Editorial team at [hello@chronoflotimeline.com](hello@chronoflotimeline.com). #### **Credits** Design: **ChronoFlo Editorial** Presidential profiles: [**Andy Jowett**](https://about.me/andyjowett) Key Events: **ChronoFlo Editorial** Source: [**Wikipedia**](https://www.wikipedia.org).

1775-01-01 00:00:00

Welcome to ChronoFlo's USA Presidents Timeline

Here, you can find out about all of the USA’s 45 presidents, from George Washington to Donald Trump.

1775-04-19 00:00:00

American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was fought primarily between the Kingdom of Great Britain and her Thirteen Colonies in America; it resulted in the overthrow of British rule in the colonies and the establishment of the United States of America.

1776-01-01 00:00:00

Cherokee–American wars

The Cherokee–American wars, also known as the Chickamauga Wars, were a series of back-and-forth raids, campaigns, ambushes, minor skirmishes, and several full-scale frontier battles in the Old Southwest from 1776 to 1795 between the Cherokee and American settlers on the frontier.

1776-07-04 00:00:00

The United States Declaration of Independence

The United States Declaration of Independence is the pronouncement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (now known as Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1776.

1780-07-27 20:57:00

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The top row displays the presidents in chronological order while the bottom row shows key events in US history.

1786-08-29 00:00:00

Shay's Rebellion

Shays’ Rebellion was an armed uprising in Western Massachusetts in opposition to a debt crisis among the citizenry and the state government’s increased efforts to collect taxes both on individuals and their trades; the fight took place mostly in and around Springfield during 1786 and 1787.

1789-03-04 00:00:00

Constitution of the United States comes into force

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. The Constitution, originally comprising seven articles, delineates the national frame of government.

1789-04-30 00:00:00

George Washington

The “Father of the Nation”, George Washington is man become legend, wrapped in myths (he never had wooden teeth!) and symbolism. But who was the first President?

1791-01-01 00:00:00

Whiskey Rebellion

The Whiskey Rebellion (also known as the Whiskey Insurrection) was a tax protest in the United States beginning in 1791 and ending in 1794 during the presidency of George Washington, ultimately under the command of American Revolutionary war veteran Major James McFarlane.

1792-04-02 00:00:00

US Mint established

The United States Mint is a unit of the Department of the Treasury responsible for producing coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce, as well as controlling the movement of bullion.

1797-03-04 00:00:00

John Adams

John Adams was the first president to take his seat in what is known as the White House and came to office as the only president ever to be elected under the banner of the Federalist party.

1798-01-01 00:00:00

Alien and Sedition Acts

The Alien and Sedition Acts were four laws passed by the Federalist-dominated 5th United States Congress and signed into law by President John Adams in 1798.

1798-07-07 00:00:00


The Quasi-War was an undeclared war fought almost entirely at sea between the United States and France from 1798 to 1800, which broke out during the beginning of John Adams’s presidency.

1799-03-01 00:00:00

Fries' Rebellion

Fries’ Rebellion was an armed tax revolt among Pennsylvania Dutch farmers between 1799 and 1800.

1801-03-04 00:00:00

Thomas Jefferson

The primary author of the Declaration of Independence was swept to power in the Revolution of 1800, a bitter presidential election that saw Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican party conquer the divided Federalists on a platform of decentralisation, lower taxes and reduced government spending.

1801-05-10 00:00:00

First Barbary War

The First Barbary War, also known as the Tripolitanian War and the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two Barbary Wars, in which the United States and Sweden fought against the four North African states known collectively as the “Barbary States”.

1803-07-04 00:00:00

Purchase of Louisiana

The Louisiana Purchase was the acquisition of the territory of Louisiana by the United States from France in 1803. In return for fifteen million dollars, or approximately eighteen dollars per square mile, the United States nominally acquired a total of 828,000 sq mile.

1807-06-22 00:00:00

Chesapeake–Leopard affair

The Chesapeake–Leopard affair was a naval engagement that occurred off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia, on Monday, June 22, 1807, between the British warship HMS Leopard and the American frigate USS Chesapeake.

1809-03-04 00:00:00

James Madison

The Father of the Constitution, James Madison came to office intending to follow the limited government ideals of his predecessor and fellow Democratic-Republican Jefferson.

1811-01-08 00:00:00

Slaves revolt in Orleans

Now known as the 1811 German Coast uprising, this was a revolt of black slaves in parts of the Territory of Orleans on January 8–10, 1811.

1812-06-01 00:00:00

War of 1812

The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the United States and the United Kingdom, with their respective allies, from June 1812 to February 1815. Historians in Britain often see it as a minor theatre of the Napoleonic Wars; historians in the United States and Canada see it as a war in its own right.

1815-01-08 00:00:00

Battle of New Orleans

The Battle of New Orleans was fought on January 8, 1815 between the British Army under Major General Sir Edward Pakenham and the United States Army under Brevet Major General Andrew Jackson.

1815-06-17 00:00:00

Second Barbary War

The Second Barbary War was fought between the United States and the North African Barbary Coast states of Tripoli, Tunis, and Ottoman Algeria.

1816-09-01 00:00:00

First Seminole War

The First Seminole War began with General Andrew Jackson’s excursions into West Florida and East Florida against the Seminoles after the conclusion of the War of 1812.

1817-03-04 00:00:00

James Monroe

Although he came to power during the Era of Good Feelings, James Monroe faced numerous challenges as president, notably the first recession in US history and increasingly bitter divisions over slavery.

1820-06-01 00:00:00

Texas–Indian Wars

The Texas–Indian wars were a series of 19th-century conflicts between settlers in Texas and the Southern Plains Indians. These conflicts began when the first wave of European-American settlers moved into Spanish Texas.

1821-02-22 00:00:00

Spain cedes Florida to US in Adams-Onis treaty

The Adams–Onís Treaty of 1819 was a treaty between the United States and Spain in 1819 that ceded Florida to the U.S. and defined the boundary between the U.S. and New Spain.

1823-12-01 00:00:00

Arikara War

The Arikara War was an armed conflict between the United States, their allies from the Sioux tribe and Arikara Native Americans that took place in the summer of 1823, along the Missouri River in present-day South Dakota.

1825-03-04 00:00:00

John Quincy Adams

In the 1824 Presidential Election, none of the Democratic-Republican candidates – John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, William H Crawford and General Andrew Jackson – won a majority of Electoral College votes

1825-06-30 00:00:00

Aegean Sea anti-piracy operations

Aegean Sea anti-piracy operations began in 1825 when the United States government dispatched a squadron of ships to suppress Greek piracy in the Aegean Sea. Due to the Greek civil wars and the decline of the Hellenic Navy, the Aegean quickly became a haven for pirates who sometimes doubled as privateers.

1828-01-08 00:00:00

Democratic Party founded

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main rival, the Republican Party.

1829-03-04 00:00:00

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans, won the 1828 Presidential Election in a landslide over John Quincy Adams, partly because of the bitter divisions over the “corrupt bargain” of four years earlier.

1832-02-06 00:00:00

First Sumatran expedition

The First Sumatran expedition, which featured the Battle of Quallah Battoo in 1832, was a punitive expedition by the United States Navy against the village of Kuala Batee, presently a subdistrict in Southwest Aceh Regency.

1832-04-06 00:00:00

Black Hawk War

The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of Sauks, Meskwakis, and Kickapoos, known as the “British Band”, crossed the Mississippi River, into the U.S

1835-12-23 00:00:00

Second Seminole War

The Second Seminole War, also known as the Florida War, was a conflict from 1835 to 1842 in Florida between various groups of Native Americans collectively known as Seminoles and the United States, part of a series of conflicts called the Seminole Wars.

1836-03-02 00:00:00

Republic of Texas gains independence from Mexico

The Republic of Texas was a sovereign nation in North America that existed from March 2, 1836, to February 19, 1846.

1837-03-04 00:00:00

Martin Van Buren

Groomed by Andrew Jackson as his successor, Martin Van Buren inherited a prosperous nation but within three months the United States was plunged into the Panic of 1837, its deepest depression to date.

1838-10-01 00:00:00

Second Sumatran expedition

The US embarked on the Second Sumatran expedition in December 1838 and concluded it in January 1839.

1841-03-04 00:00:00

William Henry Harrison

At 67, William Henry Harrison was the oldest man ever elected to the presidency when he took office in 1840.

1841-04-04 00:00:00

John Tyler

The death of William Henry Harrison caused considerable uncertainty over presidential succession. The Constitution devolved the powers and duties of the president to the vice-president, but it was unclear if it also bestowed the office.

1841-04-04 00:00:00

Harrison becomes the first US president to die in office

He succumbs to illness just 31 days after becoming president, making his presidential tenure the shortest in US history.

1845-03-04 00:00:00

James K Polk

James K Polk was a dark horse when he beat Henry Clay to the presidency in 1845 on a platform that included a promise to only serve one term.

1845-12-29 00:00:00

Texas becomes the United State's 28th state

The Republic of Texas declared independence from the Republic of Mexico on March 2, 1836. It applied for annexation to the United States the same year, but was rejected by the US Secretary of State.

1846-04-25 00:00:00

Mexican–American War

This was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848

1849-03-04 00:00:00

Zachary Taylor

Taylor was a career soldier who had never voted in a presidential election until 1848, when he won, because he did not want to vote against a potential commander-in-chief.

1849-06-01 00:00:00

California Gold Rush

In January 1848, James W Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. The news of gold brought approximately 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad.

1850-07-09 00:00:00

Millard Fillmore

Fillmore was Zachary Taylor’s vice-president and ascended to the presidency upon Taylor’s death.

1853-03-04 00:00:00

Franklin Pierce

Pierce won the Democratic nomination after a tortuous 48 ballots, having not won a single vote in the first, and defeated Whig nominee Winfield Scott to win the presidency.

1854-03-20 00:00:00

The Republican Party founded

The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (Grand Old Party), is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main, historic rival, the Democratic Party.

1854-06-01 00:00:00

Bleeding Kansas Conflict

Bleeding Kansas was a series of violent civil confrontations in the United States between 1854 and 1861 which emerged from a political and ideological debate over the legality of slavery in the proposed state of Kansas.

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