James Madison Timeline

James Madison Presidency Timeline
James Madison was the 4th President of the United States who served in office from March 4, 1809 to March 4, 1817. What were the key events during his presidency? The James Madison Presidency Timeline provides a fast, but detailed, overview of the important issues and key events with a brief explanation of each of the important events and the dates on which they occurred.

James Madison Presidency Timeline
James Madison Timeline covers the history, important accomplishments and key issues of his presidency from March 4, 1809 to March 4, 1817 that included:

The War of 1812: US declares war on Britain & Washington is burned
The Treaty of Ghent ends the War of 1812 that lasted 32 months
The Creek War (18131814) and other wars with Native Americans

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The following fact file format provides a fast overview of the James Madison Presidency with a History Timeline of the important events and accomplishments of his presidency. James Madison Presidency Timeline details the sequence of key historical events and accomplishments arranged in chronological order that had a significant impact on the history of the United States of America.

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1809 - His inauguration as 4th President of the United States

1811 - The First Bank had been chartered for 20 years by the United States Congress on February 25, 1791. The charter therefore expired in 1811 and the bill to re-charter failed in the House of Representatives  - this led to difficulties financing the War of 1812

1811 - The Battle of Tippecanoe in which William Harrison fought Native American Indians, led by Tecumseh, at Tippecanoe, near Indianapolis in November 1811

1811 - The Construction of Cumberland Road began in Maryland. The era of road building began including the Turnpikes (Toll Roads)

1812 - The War of 1812 aka the Second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain

1813 - The Creek War (18131814) resulted in U.S. victory over Creek Native  Indians, who were British allies during the War of 1812, resulted in the vast cession of their lands in Alabama and Georgia

1813 - The Peoria War between the U. S. Army, settlers and the Native American tribes of the Potawatomi and the Kickapoo tribes in the Peoria area of Illinois.

1814 - August 14, 1814: The City of Washington was burned by the British during the War of 1812

1814 - December 15, 1814 - January 5, 1815: The secret Hartford Convention in which Federalists discussed the possible secession of the New England states from the union

1814 - The US National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812

1814 - The  National motto  "In God we trust" originated in the Meaning and Lyrics of the Star Spangled Banner

1815 - Andrew Jackson defeated the British at New Orleans on January 8, 1815

1815 - February 18, 1815 - the Treaty of Ghent ended the 32 month long War of 1812

1815 - World affairs: Napoleon was finally defeated at Waterloo.

1815 - The Second Barbary War (1815) erupted and the US again fought along the coast of North Africa over the harassment of U.S. ships by the pirate Barbary States of Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli. It ended as a victory for America

1816 - The charter for the Second Bank of the United States was signed into law by President James Madison on April 10, 1816

1816 - The Protective Tariff of 1816 was passed by Congress

1817 - His presidency and term in office ends. The next US President was James Monroe

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For detailed articles about the most important events during his presidency timeline refer to James Madison Accomplishments and Events

James Madison Presidency Timeline
The James Madison Presidency Timeline detailed above provides interesting facts and important information about the 4th President of the United States.

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