A study guide for anyone taking AP US History





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By Mychocopie (Mychocopie) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 05:16 pm: Edit

Hi guys,
I spent all day making up this brief over view of the presidents and major conflicts during their term(s). I thought I would post it if anyone was interested :) Enjoy.


Presidents of the United States of America

1. George Washington (1789-1797) None
Major Conflict: Whiskey Rebellion, being the first president

2. John Adams (1797-1801) Federalist
Major Conflict: Undeclared War between France and US

3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) Democratic-Republican
Major Conflict: Foreign Trade and Trade Embargoes

4. James Madison (1809-1817) Democratic-Republican
Major Conflict: War of 1812

5. James Monroe (1817-1825) Democratic-Republican
Major Conflict: Slavery and the Missouri Compromise

6. John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) Democratic-Republican
Major Conflict: Tariff of Abominations

7. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) Democrat
Major Conflict: South Carolina Nullification Crisis

8. Martin Van Buren (1837-1841) Democrat
Major Conflict: Trail of Tears March

9. William Henry Harrison (1841) Whig
Major Conflict: Died one month after giving a 1 hour and 45 minute inauguration address

10. John Tyler (1841-1845) Whig (Democrat on Whig ticket)
Major Conflict: His existence as President – Constitution said nothing about the death of a president – Tyler made it clear that he was the real president

11. James Knox Polk (1845-1849) Democrat
Major Conflict: Mexican War

12. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850) Whig
Major Conflict: Slavery – he tended to favor it – opposed Compromise of 1850 – but died before he could veto it.

13. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) Whig
Major Conflict: Compromise of 1850 – he signed it – going against Taylor

14. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857) Democrat
Major Conflict: Slavery and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

15. James Buchanan (1857-1861) Democrat
Major Conflict: secession of the southern states and the formation of the confederacy

16. Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) Republican
Major Conflict: the Civil War

17. Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) Republican (Democrat on Republican ticket)
Major Conflict: Black Rights - slavery was outlawed (13th amendment), blacks became citizens (Civil Rights Act), and blacks were given voting rights equivalent to whites (14th amendment).

18. Ulysses Simpson Grant (1869-1877) Republican
Major Conflict: Trust – the Credit Mobilier, the Whiskey Ring, lots of corruption

19. Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1877-1881) Republican
Major Conflict: Election of 1876 – fairness of the electoral college – he was elected by a panel of 15 men - undemocratic

20. James Abram Garfield (1881) Republican
Major Conflict: patronage – his assassination was due to patronage

21. Chester Alan Arthur (1881-1885) Republican
Major Conflict: Civil Service Reform and the Pendleton Act

22. (Stephen) Grover Cleveland (1885-1889) Democrat
Major Conflict: labor - Unfair wages, long hours, and bad work conditions led to the creation of the American Federation of Labor.

23. Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) Republican
Major Conflict: Big Business and Labor – Sherman Antitrust Act, Homestead Strike and Carnegie Steel

24. (Stephen) Grover Cleveland (1893-1897) Democrat (same as #22)
Major Conflict: Segregation – Plessy vs Ferguson, Booker T Washington’s Atlanta Compromise Speech

25. William McKinley (1897-1901) Republican
Major Conflict: Spanish American War, introduction of Guam, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Hawaii into the United States' governing influence

26. Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) Republican
Major Conflict: Independence of Panama, Big Stick Diplomacy

27. William Howard Taft (1909-1913) Republican
Major Conflict: Continuation of TR’s policy – TR became so mad that he tried to take back the presidency with the Bull Moose Party

28. (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) Democrat
Major Conflict: World War I, 14 points, attempting a League of Nations

29. Warren G Harding (1921-1923) Republican
Major Conflict: Teapot Dome Scandal, Tariff changes – two increased

30. (John) Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929) Republican
Major Conflict: He vetoed Bonus Bill and the McNary - Haugen Bill - Bonus Bill overrode

31. Herbert Clark Hoover (1929-1933) Republican
Major Conflict: “Causing” The Great Depression

32. Franklin D Roosevelt (1933-1945) Democrat
Major Conflict: Trying to fix the Great Depression and entering World War II

33. Harry S Truman (1945-1953) Democrat
Major Conflict: Cold War and Communism - Red Scares - McCarthyism


34. Dwight David Eisenhower (1953-1961) Republican
Major Conflict: The Cold War and realization that USSR had an H Bomb

35. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1961-1963) Democrat
Major Conflict: Civil Rights

36. Lyndon Baines Johnson (1963-1969) Democrat
Major Conflict: Civil Rights Act of 1964, 25th Amendment, etc.

37. Richard Milhous Nixon (1969-1974) Republican
Major Conflict: Watergate Scandal

38. Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (1974-1977) Republican
Major Conflict: vetoed 61 congressionally approved bills, only 12 of which were ever passed over his veto

39. James Earl 'Jimmy' Carter, Jr. (1977-1981) Democrat
Major Conflict: Human Rights, fixing the Recession, SALT II Talks with USSR

40. Ronald Wilson Reagan (1981-1989) Republican
Major Conflict: Foreign Affairs- peace with Russia – troops to Lebanon and Middle East

41. George Herbert Walker Bush (1989-1993) Republican
Major Conflict: Inability to do anything domestically, throwing up on Japan’s prime minister, yeah…

42. William Jefferson Clinton (1993-2001) Democrat
Major Conflict: Was impeached for Monica Lewinsky ordeal.

By Luckystar1111 (Luckystar1111) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 05:18 pm: Edit

Thanks, this is helpful.

By Aspirer42 (Aspirer42) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 05:29 pm: Edit

Check profile. :)

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 05:47 pm: Edit

Mychocopie, I luv you! That list is amazing. Than you for sharing it with all of us!
Good luck on the exam!
~Kiwi

By Mychocopie (Mychocopie) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 06:40 pm: Edit

lol no problem. and aspirer42, that mp3 is kick A. lol. I love it thanks so much

By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 08:22 pm: Edit

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By Neelesh (Neelesh) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 09:07 pm: Edit

i think that you have way too much time on your hands....

By Aim78 (Aim78) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 11:32 pm: Edit

It's called studying, buddy. Making lists like this is a good way to SAVE time.

By Kewlkiwi102 (Kewlkiwi102) on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 11:45 pm: Edit

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By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 09:33 pm: Edit

yeah she's rocks the foundations of the earth!

By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 09:36 pm: Edit

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By Jason817 (Jason817) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 09:52 pm: Edit

If only you took APUSH last year...

You are so cool

By Mrbesch (Mrbesch) on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 10:03 pm: Edit

I copied and pasted it for studying use.

Thanks a lot!

By Girlx (Girlx) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 08:40 pm: Edit

Wow, this is awesome. Thanks!

By Just_Forget_Me (Just_Forget_Me) on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 10:28 pm: Edit

Make sure to hit up your favorite file sharing service (or legal music store!) for "James K. Polk" by They Might Be Giants.

You'll never, ever, forget which president "seized the whole southwest from mexico" afterwards.


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