The First Presidents: Famous Five Krish Sharma George Washington ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Commander in chief of the continental army Inaugurated on April 30, 1789, in New York City First President of the US Supported National Bank Proclaimed neutrality in Europe Washington’s Precedents as first president ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Supported Bank of America, and National debt Introduced neutrality pertaining to foreign wars Set the 2 term limit Established relations with Britain with Jay’s treaty Established the presidential farewell address John Adams ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ First US Vice President Served as diplomat in Europe Second US President Signed the Alien and Sedition act His son became the sixth US President Alien and Sedition acts ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ President could deport foreigners he thought dangerous It is a crime to criticize the Government Increased naturalization time from 5 to 14 years Government can arrest people from countries at war Made to silence political opponents Thomas Jefferson ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ A delegate of the second Continental Congress Wrote the declaration of independence Resigned from continental congress Elected for Virginia house of delegates Third president of US Louisiana Purchase ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Doubled the size of US Purchased from France It was purchased in the year 1803 The US paid 15 million dollars for it ~530 Million acres were sold James Madison ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Colonel in the Orange County Militia Fought for religious freedom Known as “father of the constitution” He drafted the bill of rights Fourth US President War of 1812 ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Americans believed that Britain incited native revolution Americans believed that British armed natives The war inspired nationalism It ended the Federalist party It also encouraged American Industry James Monroe ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Fought for the continental army Fifth US President Former minister of France Democrat-Republican Negotiated purchase of Florida for $5 Million Monroe Doctrine ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ Created on December 2nd, 1823 Opposed European colonization in Western Hemisphere Written by James Monroe It had support from US Created spheres of influence Bibliography The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. “Monroe Doctrine.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 23 Jan. 2020, www.britannica.com/event/Monroe-Doctrine. History.com Editors. “Alien and Sedition Acts.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 9 Nov. 2009, www.history.com/topics/early-us/alien-and-seditionacts#:~:text=The%20Alien%20and%20Sedition%20Acts%20were%20a%20series%20of%20four,speech%20and%20of%20the% 20press. History.com Editors. “George Washington.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 29 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/topics/uspresidents/george-washington. History.com Editors. “James Madison.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 29 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/topics/uspresidents/james-madison. History.com Editors. “James Monroe.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 29 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/topics/uspresidents/james-monroe. Bibliography (cont.) History.com Editors. “John Adams.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 31 Jan. 2020, www.history.com/topics/uspresidents/john-adams. History.com Editors. “Thomas Jefferson.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 29 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/topics/uspresidents/thomas-jefferson. History.com Editors. “War of 1812.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 27 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/topics/war-of1812/war-of-1812. “The Louisiana Purchase.” Monticello, 1 Jan. 1682, www.monticello.org/thomas-jefferson/louisiana-lewis-clark/the-louisianapurchase/. “Presidential Precedents.” George Washington's Mount Vernon, www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digitalencyclopedia/article/presidentialprecedents/#:~:text=Washington%20made%20the%20office%20of,republican%20character%20of%20the%20position.