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US History Lecture #15


  • 3 consecutive VA republican presidents: jefferson, madison, and monroe
  • other primanant VA: Cheif justice marshall, justice blair, majority learder randolph, majority leader guiles
  • Jefferson’s first inaugural “we are all republicans, we are all federalists.” we can rely on the militia in the first instance. we must cut spending and taxes. “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nation entangling alliances with none.
  • Lousiana purchase (1803)
  • Yazoo Scandal–Quid Schism
  • Embargo
  • War of 1812–conquer canada-foiled in east, americans take York (Toronto) -end impressment -army feeble: navy successful (on small scale)
  • British take DC–monroe on horseback, alone. Bladensburg races. burn capitol, white house, executive buildings, library of congress. Dolley Madison and the Stuart washington portrait
  • Treaty of Ghent, 1814 Battle of New Orleans–British defeat. Jackson America’s hero
  • Results: debt. jackson. “independence”
  • spelling independence correctly for once
  • 2nd bank of US
  • Jefferson, Madison, and the Court–Jefferson v. the Midnight Judges -repeal of the judiciary act of 1801 -marbury v. Madison (1803) – – correct – – but
  • Chase Impeachment–grounds. randolph out on a limb, makes mistakes (?) Senate aquittal, Jefferson denigrates impeachment mechanism
  • Burr’s treason Trial–hazy conspiracy. Gen. Wilkinson. Jefferson’s refusal to be subpoenaed. Marshall’s instructions to the jury. Aquittal.
  • Other landmarks–Fletcher v. Peck (1810) Martin v. Hunter’s Lessee (1816) McColloch v. Maryland (1819) But Barron v. Baltimore (1833)
  • Bonus Bill Veto Message (1817)