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« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2012, 08:59:27 pm »
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July 23rd, 1795:
At the urging of his Foreign Affaris Secretary, President Adams appoints his son, John Quincy, to be American Ambassador to the Netherlands. This faces criticism on two fronts. One, that the President is guilty of nepotism, and two, that this is a political move to purge Republicans as sitting ambassador William Short is just that. However, Adams has made this appointment as he might make any other. Short has written, opposing Administration policy. John Quincy on the other hand has received favorable reviews from two of his former bosses, Alexander Hamilton who J.Q. worked with while Hamilton was still a banker and becoming a Senator, and from John Jay himself who had considered appointing him to be the first Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

July 31st, 1795:
John Quincy Adams is confirmed as Ambassador to the Netherlands. John Quincy, who himself at first did not want the office and only agreed to take it based on the urgings of people such as Jay, won his appointment by calmly listing his credentials for the job in the face of calls from Republicans that his appointment was an act of nepotism. "I accompanied my father on nearly every diplomatic voyage he took as an ambassador for the Continental Congress. I have spent time in France, England, Spain, and yes, the Netherlands. While in those various countries I have learned quite a bit about them and have gained a large amount of knowledge that any diplomat would love to have at his disposal." John Quincy, not the warmest of the Adamses, nevertheless convinces the Senate to confirm him.

August 1st, 1795:
Secretary of the Navy George Cabot reports to the Senate that over the past seven months, over 200 American ships have been sunk or seized, the majority by the French. This marks the turning of public opinion once again against the French, though not enough for many Nationals. Overall, the nation is divided and many strongly opinionated, and hope for a unified country remains futile.


August 5th, 1795:
A bill proposed by the Nationals, the Sedition Act, which grants the President the power to order the arrests of what he determines to be treasonous or deceitful news or literature, is struck down in the House, this time with an even greater margin than the Alien Enemies Act earlier that year.

August 14th, 1795:
John Quincy Adams leaves for the Netherlands, prepared to assume his first official role in public service, a career that he will find himself trapped in throughout his lifetime.

August 22nd, 1795:
The French “Constitution of Year III” is approved by the French National Convention, ushering in the 3rd Stage of the French Revolution.

September 21st, 1795:
Arriving in the Netherlands after a voyage of over six weeks, John Quincy Adams presents his credentials and assumes his role as United States Ambassador to the Netherlands, relieving incumbent William Short of his duties. Short is, like Madison and Monroe, a Jefferson protege and one who accompanied Jefferson during his time in France. Now he will return to the United States and in all likelihood rejoin with his fellow Virginia Republicans.


October 25th, 1795:
Associate Justice John Blair Jr. of Virginia resigns as a member of the Supreme Court. In the coming days, Adams will act quickly in order to fill his place on the bench.

October 30th, 1795:
President Adams celebrates his sixtieth birthday back at Braintree happily surrounded by his family. However, away in New York, things are not so happy as the newspapers continaully churn out more partisan rhetoric, keeping the city inflamed.

November 2nd, 1795:
President John Adams nominates a fellow Virginian to the Court: Attorney General John Marshall of Virginia. A brilliant legal mind and a believer in a strong central government, Marshall has served as the nation's first Attorney General since September 24th, 1789. He has appeared before the court on a number of cases, and has also served temporarily as a diplomat for President Adams when John Jay was away in Great Britain. While Marshall is not popular with many members of Congress, he is consummately qualified and the debate over his appointment shall be civil.

November 19th, 1795:
After over two weeks of discussion, John Marshall of Virginia is confirmed by the Senate as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He resigns his post as Attorney General and enters into the highest court of the land.


November 25th, 1795:
In a relatively short amount of time, Adams announces his decision on who to replace John Marshall as Attorney General, and it is Congressman Fisher Ames, a National from Adams' home state of Massachusetts. Since the late 1780's when a new generation of American politicians began rising, Ames has been one of that generation.

December 11th, 1795:
Following a period of debate and discussion longer than even the period John Marshall waited to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, Congressman Fisher Ames is at last confirmed as the nation's second Attorney General.
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Stephen Van Rensselaer is sworn in as New York's second Governor following his victory over George Clinton in April.
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« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2012, 11:23:45 am »
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Even with a Presidential election, there's barely a thing to report on in 1796.

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January 16th, 1796:
Post-Master General William Johnston Dawson dies, leaving President Adams to look for a successor. Adams plans on appointing yet another Republican in order to maintain partisan balance in the cabinet.

January 21st, 1796:
After talks with a number of young Republican Congressmen, Congressman James Monroe of Virginia is appointed Post-Master General. A leader of his party in the House since 1793, the Jefferson protege is looking to move up, and has takent his opportunity to better his resume. This is done despite his opposition to the Alien Enemies Act passed last year that the Republicans have rallied against.

January 23rd, 1796:
After a minimal amount of debate, Monroe is easily confirmed as the third United States Post-Master General and leaves his seat in the House to take up the office.


February 10th, 1796:
The Treaty of London, also known as the Jay-Pitt Treaty, fails on a final vote in the Senate. Ratification has failed, leaving the President in a sour mood and Foreign Affairs Secretary John Jay in an even worse mood, as he resigns that very day.

February 23rd, 1796:
After weeks of talks with various politicians including some of the country's most famous heroes of the revolution, President Adams announces his new appointment to Secretary of Foreign Affairs. It is former Governor of Virginia, an ideological hero of the Revolution, Patrick Henry who despite earlier sympathies with the Republicans, is an opponent of America helping France. The name Patrick Henry is nationally recognized and he will face little opposition in his appointment.

February 25th, 1796:
Patrick Henry is confirmed as the nation's next Secretary of Foreign Affairs.


March 1st, 1796:
While on official business at the Hague as America's Minister to the Netherlands, John Quincy Adams meets his future wife Louis Catherin Johnson who is there with her merchant father.

March 4th, 1796:
President Adams orders new Secretary of Foreign Affairs Patrick Henry to Paris to negotiate a peace settlement to end the Quasi-War. "Even if you have to bring home an unwanted treaty, an unwanted treaty is far preferable to an unwanted war."

March 9th, 1796:
Patrick Henry leaves for Paris, accompanied only by his staff and a few slaves. Henry himself is an opponent of the French Revolution (despite his earlier affiliation with the Republicans), but intends on saying and doing what is necessary to start winding down the Quasi-War.

April 18th, 1796:
Patrick Henry arrives in Paris. The first item on his agenda is a meeting with Minister to France Gouvernour Morris who plans on soon resigning, "this violence is far too much for me to continue bearing in this awful country" states Morris who, after nearly six years as Ambassador, has had enough.

April 22nd, 1796:
Patrick Henry gains entrance to see one of France's five directors, Étienne-François Letourneur. Negotiations are unpleasant as Henry doesn't handle the accusations of American favor of the British as best as possible. Over the next few months, tensions will thaw as Henry, meeting with multiple directors,will forge the Second Treaty of Paris.

May 5th,1796:
The Treaty of Madrid, nicknamed "Pinckney's Treaty", is submitted to the United States Senate. Following the failure of the Treaty of London, Adams is hoping for one last diplomatic triumph before the year is up. the treaty outlines the boundaries between the United States and Spain, agreeing that land West of the Mississippi and South of a line agreed upon by the treaty makers, is Spain's. The line in question is as seen below.


Basic map of the boundary created by Pinckney's Treaty

June 1st, 1796:
Tennessee, formerly known as "Territory South of the Ohio River", is admitted into the Union, becoming the nation's 16th state.

July 4th, 1796:
Warning against the dangers of partisan politics and the road to war, President Adams uses his Independence Day Address--on the twentieth anniversarry of the Independence Day, no less--to lay out his vision for America one last time and formally bow out of the upcoming race for the Presidency. "We did not set out to make a king and I have not intention of becoming one", cries Adams, "Two terms is long enough for me and I assume long enough for any man."
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July 13th, 1796:
The Second Treaty of Paris is signed by American Foreign Affairs Secretary and the five French Directors. The Treaty has been forged following Henry's threats of cutting off American trade with France. America, which relies almost entirely on foreign trade, especially with England and France, Henry assures will be able to survive on its own. "You don't need our products, but you do need our money". France, especially in its time of war, has been strapped for cash and the cutting off of American markest would be brutal. In the Treaty, it assures that America will continue trading with France following the ceasing of hostilities.

July 22nd, 1796:
The news has reached London, and it's official. America has signed a trade treaty with France. Ever since the failure of the Treaty of London in the American Senate earlier in the year, tensions between America and its old master have been as high as the years immediately after the Revolution.

July 25th, 1796:
Hoping to make good time back to America and introduce the Treaty to the Senate when it reconvenes (or in a special session), Patrick Henry is scheduled to leave on an American merchant ship that leaves today. However, at the last second the Secretary is held back by a meeting with Minister to France Gouvernour Morris and Minister to the Netherlands John Quincy Adams.

July 28th, 1796:
Henry is at last able to leave France aboard a different ship. However, the British spies have not been informed of this, and assume he is still aboard the ship that left on the 25th, carrying with him the Second Treaty of Paris.

August 2nd, 1796:
The ship Patrick Henry had been scheduled to leave on on the 25th of July is seized by a British war ship. However, Henry is not on board and the ship is mercilessly sunk. The potential for war with France has now been reversed.

August 17th, 1796:
After a much shorter period of time than the Treaty of London, the Treaty of Madrid is confirmed by the Senate, marking a triumph for President Adams in the waning days of his Presidency.

August 18th, 1796:
Following the approval of the Treaty of Madrid, President Adams dismisses Envoy Extraordinary to Spain Thomas Pinckney of his duties, having served well during his time as diplomat.

September 9th, 1796:
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Patrick Henry arrives back in America late at night. He is tired, and the Senate will not be officially in session until December, so he will wait until tomorrow to present the Treaty to the President.

September 10th, 1796:
Meeting with President Adams and presenting to him the Second Treaty of Paris, the news erupts across the nation of a new treaty that will end the Quasi-War.

September 12th, 1796:
The National Party nominates Senator Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut and War Secretary Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of South Carolina for President. With the nomination of Pinckney they hope that can attract Revolutionary War veterans and Southerners to the ticket while Ellsworth most obviously is meant to hold down the base of Northern businessmen and lawyers.


September 27th, 1796:
Vice-President Thomas Jefferson, having been informed by letter of the Second Treaty of Paris, arrives in New York City to call the Senate into a special session to ratify the Second Treaty of Paris.

October 5th, 1796:
A caucus of the Republican Party nominates Vice-President Thomas Jefferson of Virginia and Governor Samuel Adams of Massachusetts for President. As in the 1792 election, they are hoping that such a move will help them in the North. As well, they hope to bite into New England and to attract the support of those who elected John Adams and even the support of the President himself.

October 7th, 1796:
Lawyer and veteran of both the Northwest Indian Wars and the Revolutionary War Andrew Jackson is elected to be the first Representative from Tennessee's one at-large district.

October 12th, 1796:
A special session of the Senate officially begins, in which Senator James Madison introduces the Second Treaty of Paris. News of British hostilities at this point is slowly trickling and doesn't disrupt the debate, given that news of British impressment has become commonplace once agains since the failure of the Treaty of  London earlier int he year.

November 13th, 1796:
In the states where the citizens themselves vote for President and Vice-President, the polls close.

December 7th, 1796:
The Presidential electors meet to cast their votes for President.There, Vice-President Thomas Jefferson is elected by a twenty vote margin with Republican Governor Samuel Adams of Massachusetts coming in second, making him Vice-President. In retrospect, many historians will credit the possiblity of peace with France. Jefferson had been Ambassador to France and the much more pro-British Oliver Ellsworth would likely have interrupted the ratification of the Second Treaty of Paris.

Vice-President Thomas Jefferson of Virginia [Republican]: 85 electoral votes
Governor Samuel Adams of Massachusetts [Republican]: 66 electoral votes
Senator Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut [National]: 65 electoral votes
Secretary of War Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of South Carolina [National]: 52 electoral votes
President John Adams of Massachusetts: 5 electoral votes
Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton of New York [National]: 3 electoral votes

December 25th, 1796:
With it being clear that Jefferson has won the election, Republican newspapers run what they are billing as "America's Christmas Gift", a Jefferson victory and what the President-elect calls "The Revolution of 1796, one that ranks on par with that of our original Revolution twenty years ago". In Braintree for the holidays, the President writes Jefferson, congratulating him on winning and admitting, "I had always known that you too would one day become President".

December 26th, 1796:
The Adams cousins, the President and the Vice-President-elect, greet each other at the President's home in Braintree. They discuss politics, their agreements and disagreements, how America shall proceed under Jefferson, and other issues. Adams congratulates his cousin on his election to the Vice-Presidency
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« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2012, 12:37:54 pm »
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Just read through this: Wow!

This is like my much belayed America that Never Was Timeline, only much better.
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Just read through this: Wow!

This is like my much belayed America that Never Was Timeline, only much better.

Thanks! "America that never was" was one of the many things to inspire this when I started and I'm glad I got approval from the original author. Smiley
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« Reply #57 on: February 24, 2012, 12:37:13 am »
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I am liking this, and sorry to not get this, but two things:

1. I assume that the national party = OTL Federalists and that
2. Secretary of Foreign Affairs = OTL SecState

Just to make sure
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« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2012, 02:27:49 am »
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Correct. I prefer pointless, untrackable butterflies to provide some un-creative change. I couldn't just let it slip into Feds vs. DRs, could I? Or let such an explanatory title be replaced by the enigmatic term "Secretary of State"?
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Correct. I prefer pointless, untrackable butterflies to provide some un-creative change. I couldn't just let it slip into Feds vs. DRs, could I? Or let such an explanatory title be replaced by the enigmatic term "Secretary of State"?

Of course Wink
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Should update this soon. Weekend's coming but I really don't want to do the research to get us through '97. '98 should be great (rhymes!) though.
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Should update this soon. Weekend's coming but I really don't want to do the research to get us through '97. '98 should be great (rhymes!) though.

Looking forward to it!  Cheesy.  Someone's gotta power through his sad-looking TR TL on ah.com as well Wink
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Should update this soon. Weekend's coming but I really don't want to do the research to get us through '97. '98 should be great (rhymes!) though.

Looking forward to it!  Cheesy.  Someone's gotta power through his sad-looking TR TL on ah.com as well Wink

I'll admit, with my patience for reading timelines these days, if I just started reading one of my own works, I'd likely give up on it. Especially "Rise of Progressivism" and definitely "Second Chance". Tongue
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Should update this soon. Weekend's coming but I really don't want to do the research to get us through '97. '98 should be great (rhymes!) though.

Looking forward to it!  Cheesy.  Someone's gotta power through his sad-looking TR TL on ah.com as well Wink

I'll admit, with my patience for reading timelines these days, if I just started reading one of my own works, I'd likely give up on it. Especially "Rise of Progressivism" and definitely "Second Chance". Tongue

TBH, I read through both on my trip to and then from NJ.  I got most of it done on the plan, opening up an assload of tabs on both my iPod and iPad.
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Working on an update for 1797 right now. I guess I might try to recap with a few lists either before that or after that.
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March 3rd, 1797:
In a mad dash to beat the clock, The Treaty of Madrd is confirmed by the United States Senate, marking a significant and final accomplishment for the Adams Administration.

March 4th, 1797:
Thomas Jefferson is sworn in by Chief Justice William Cushing as the 2nd President of the United States. Jefferson has chosen to ride to Federal Hall on his own horse, alone, rather than surrounded by the splendor and glory of a military force or some other show of government power. In his address, the introverted Jefferson nonetheless rallies his supporters, referring to “A Revolution just as important, powerful, and consequential as our own, just over twenty years ago.” Samuel Adams is sworn in as the 3rd Vice President of the United States of America. Additionally, the 5th Congress convenes for the first time today. Leading the Senate is President Pro Tempore James Madison. Meanwhile, the House holds a large majority of Republicans, led by Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina. Following the ceremony, offices across Federal Hall are being emptied as Nationals like Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and Navy Secretary George Cabot know there is no chance of them staying on in Jefferson’s cabinet.


March 7th, 1797:
Vice President Samuel Adams, addressing the Senate--a body of which he is now President--on the issue of the new President’s cabinet, states “Postmaster General James Monroe shall be staying on in his position. The rest, in accordance with the wishes of the President, shall be subject to change.”

March 12th, 1797:
Wanting some semblance of balance in a cabinet he intends to be mostly Republican, Jefferson writes Ambassador to the Netherlands John Quincy Adams, asking him to accept an appointment to become Secretary of the Navy.

March 15th, 1797:
One of the first of Jefferson’s appointees is delivered to the Senate. Former Ambassador toSpain William Short is nominated to replace Gouvernour Morris as Minister to France.

March 24th, 1797:
With Republicans controlling even the Senate, the appointment of Short is quickly herded through and confirmed. Despite cries from members of the National Party that any man beholden to the radical philosophies of the French Revolution shouldn’t serve as America’s chief diplomat there, Short is the next Ambassador to France.

April 5th, 1797:
On the same day that William Short leaves for France, the first major cabinet appointment is introduced to the Senate, and it is one of their own. Senator Arthur Gallatin of Pennsylvania has been appointed to become the next Treasury Secretary of the United States. Many are opposed to having “that damned foreigner” heading the Treasury, and it’ll be much more difficult than the appointment of Short late last month. Later that day, former Congressman Henry Dearborn is nominated for Secretary of War.

April 12th, 1797:
Henry Dearborn is confirmed as the third United States Secretary of War.

April 20th, 1797:
The Jefferson Administration submits another large cabinet appointment to the Senate, and once again, it is another member of that body. President Pro Tempore, “Father of the Constitution”, and Senator from Virginia James Madison is appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs. With his clout in the body, it is expected to go smoother than Gallatin’s appointment. In preparation for his ascension to the office, Madison resigns his post as President Pro Tempore and it is filled by Aaron Burr after a day-long debate.

April 26th, 1797:
Receiving Jefferson's letter, Minister John Quincy Adams is left to ponder his future. He had originally never intended to enter the public life and had wanted instead to focus on his private practice. While the position of Secretary of the Navy draws the young son of a President closer to power and more drawn into the political world he is reluctant to take part in, it also leads him closer to home.

April 29th, 1797:
John Quincy writes back to Jefferson, accepting the appointment and resigning from the position of Minister to the Netherlands so as to free him up to return home for the nomination.

May 2nd, 1797:
Former Governor George Clinton of New York, a Vice Presidential candidate for the Republicans in 1792, and a leading Presidential contender for the 1796 nomination until his defeat in 1795, is appointed Attorney General by President Jefferson.

May 3rd, 1797:
James Madison is confirmed as the United States’ third Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

May 19th, 1797:
William Short presents his credentials to the French Directors, who recognize him as the next Ambassador to France.

May 25th, 1797:
The USS United States is christened, the first of the original six Navy frigates. While many over the past three years have been expecting that they be used on French ships, especially with the Quasi-War. However, with the Quasi-War winding down since Jefferson's inauguration, it's likely a new purpose will be found for them.

May 27th, 1797:
George Clinton is confirmed as the 3rd United States Attorney General.

June 8th, 1797:
At long last, Albert Gallatin is confirmed to become the next Treasury Secretary of the United States of America.

June 12th, 1797:
Upon reception of John Quincy's letter, Jefferson appoints John Quincy Adams Secretary of the Navy. While a number of Republicans are opposed to the nominating of a National to a cabinet position, there are just enough that retain memories of his father's attempts at a bi-partisan administration to support him..

July 3rd, 1797:
Just as Adams arrives home, he is confirmed as Secretary of the Navy. A number of Congressman have helped compose an office in the room formerly occupied by George Cabot and Adams spends his first days riding to and from Braintree to gather some essential belongings and see family members. With this confirmation, Jefferson's cabinet is complete:
     Vice President: Samuel Adams of Massachusetts [Republican]
     Secretary of Foreign Affairs: James Madison of Virginia [Republican]
     Secretary of the Treasury: Albert Gallatin of Pennsylvania [Republican]
     Secretary of War: Henry Dearborn of Massachusetts [Republican]
     Attorney General: George Clinton of New York [Republican]
     Secretary of the Navy: John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts [National]
     Postmaster General: James Monroe [Republican]


July 4th, 1797:
In continuing the tradition laid down by President Adams, Jefferson addresses the Senate on Independence Day. While the past four months have been about mainly filling the cabinet, he vows to pursue his agenda over the next four years.
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August 1st, 1797:
On the two year anniversary of when George Cabot reported to the Senate the amount of American merchant ships sunk or seized by the French, John Quincy Adams delivers his own report. However, the data is quite different as the amount of British seizures has increased a large amount while French incidents on the other hand, have halved, but still occur.

August 17th, 1797:
In the first real act of President Jefferson pursuing his agenda, a bill is submitted to Congress to halve the size of the United States Army. It is only thanks to the work of Secretaries Madison and Adams that he has not chosen to pursue the Navy as well. With trans-Atlantic tensions still high, the cabinet has agreed a strong Navy may be necessary. Called simply An Act Concerning the United States Army, the minority Nationals firmly oppose it, but to little avail.

August 19th, 1797:
In a meeting between President Jefferson, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Madison, and Secretary of the Navy John Quincy Adams, it is agreed that the United States must defend itself against continue European attempts to disrupt American trade for their own interests.

August 24th, 1797:
A second act concerning the military is introduced, the Act of Protection of United States Commerce. Despite also having the support of the administration, this bill is of an eerily different tone than the one introduced seven days ago. It authorizes force against ships threatening American merchant ships. The main target in passing this is to strengthen American resolve against the British who as John Quincy Adams has demonstrated, are the biggest threat to American peace and security right now.

September 1st, 1797:
The Act of Protection of United States Commerce is easily passed by a majority of both Nationals and Republicans as the majority see it as they like--the Nationals seeing it as a weapon against the French, the Republicans seeing it as a weapon against the British.

September 9th, 1797:
For the same reasons it passed easily in the Senate, the Act of Protection of United States Commerce passes the House of Representatives easily.

September 11th, 1797:
Thomas Jefferson signs the Act of Protection of United States Commerce. While Madison and John Quincy agree with the President that it is necessary to protect American commerce, some such as Postmaster General James Monroe fear that it may pave the way towards full scale war with the British.

September 14th, 1797:
Nearly a month later, An Act Concerning the United States Army is put to a final vote and passes by a slim majority.

September 21st, 1797:
With a large majority in the House of Representatives, Republicans pass An Act Concerning the United States Army rather easily, a success for the Jefferson Administration.

September 22nd, 1797:
President Jefferson proudly signs An Act Concerning the United States Army, citing how a standing army is one of the greatest threats to liberty.

October 5th, 1797:
Senator William Blount of Tennessee concludes a meeting with British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Robert Liston. This is not the first meeting, nor is it the last and Liston's activity with various British agents--activity that goes un-discovered by his colleagues--will increase as the year draws to an end and a new one begins.

October 20th, 1797:
Merriwether Lewis, a veteran of the North-West Indian Wars and a friend of President Jefferson from Virginia, is made an aide to the President, a position which will serve him well.

November 7th, 1797:
Completing a trilogy of military-related legislation this year, Senator and former Navy Secretary George Cabot introduces the Marine Corps Forces Act of 1797, which creates the United States Marine Corps. This is an act that focuses less on seizures by European powers, and more on seizures by the nation of Tripoli, which a Marine Corps--designed to use the Navy to launch combat missions where need be--would be able to handle.

December 22nd, 1797:
Secretary of the Navy John Adams marries Louisa Catherine Johnson. Having first met her in 1795 as Ambassador to the Netherlands, he has been courting her for over two years, though the process was disrupted by his move to America.


December 25th, 1797:
Christmas, and former President Adams is glad to preside over a full and festive family this day. Only a year ago he was President and surrounded by partisan rancor and bitter rhetoric from both parties. Only a year ago he was meeting with Vice President-elect Samuel Adams and preparing to leave office. Now, he is retired and much happier for it.
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« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2012, 12:33:42 pm »
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There'll be editing to add some stuff in. This is to get it down and make sure it stays there.
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« Reply #68 on: March 18, 2012, 11:59:48 am »
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There'll be editing to add some stuff in. This is to get it down and make sure it stays there.

I like the update
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List of Presidents of the United States of America
1. John Adams (None-Massachusetts) April 30th, 1789-March 4th, 1797
2. Thomas Jefferson (Republican-Virginia) March 4th, 1797-?

List of Vice Presidents of the United States of America
1. John Rutledge (None-South Carolina) March 4th, 1789-March 4th, 1793
2. Thomas Jefferson (Republican-Virginia) March 4th, 1793-March 4th, 1797
3. Samuel Adams (Republican-Massachusetts) March 4th, 1797-?


List of United States Secretaries of Foreign Affairs
1. John Jay (None, National-New York) July 27th, 1789-February 10th, 1796
2. Patrick Henry (Republican-Virginia) February 25th, 1796-March 4th, 1797
3. James Madison (Republican-Virginia) May 3rd, 1797-?

List of United States Secretaries of the Treasury
1. Samuel Osgood (None-New York) September 11th, 1789-April 11th, 1792
2. Alexander Hamilton (None, National-New York) May 10th, 1792-March 4th, 1797
3. Albert Gallatin (Republican-Pennsylvania) June 8th, 1797-?

List of United States Secretaries of War
1. Henry Knox (None-Massachusetts) September 12th, 1789-December 31st, 1794
2. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (National-South Carolina) January 3rd, 1795-March 4th, 1797
3. Henry Dearborn (Republican-Massachusetts) April 12th, 1797-?

List of United States Attorneys General
1. John Marshall (None, National-Virginia) September 24th, 1789-November 19th, 1795
2. Fisher Ames (National-Massachusetts) December 11th, 1795-March 4th, 1797
3. George Clinton (Republican-New York) May 27th, 1797-?

List of United States Postmasters General
1. Cotton Tufts (None-Massachusetts) September 26th, 1789-June 27th, 1794
2. William Johnston Dawson (Republican-North Carolina) June 27th, 1794-January 16th, 1796
3. James Monroe (Republican-Virginia) January 23rd, 1796-?

List of United States Secretaries of the Navy
1. George Cabot (National-Massachusetts) February 5th, 1794-March 4th, 1797
2. John Quincy Adams (National-Ma) July 3rd, 1797-?
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List of Vice Presidents of the United States of America
1. John Rutledge (None-South Carolina) March 4th, 1789-March 4th, 1793
2. Thomas Jefferson (Republican-Virginia) March 4th, 1793-March 4th, 1797
3. Samuel Adams (Republican-Massachusetts) March 4th, 1797-?


List of United States Secretaries of Foreign Affairs
1. John Jay (None, National-New York) July 27th, 1789-February 10th, 1796
2. Patrick Henry (None-Virginia) February 25th, 1796-March 4th, 1797
3. James Madison (Republican-Virginia) May 3rd, 1797-?

List of United States Secretaries of the Treasury
1. Samuel Osgodd (None-New York) September 11th, 1789-April 11th, 1792
2. Alexander Hamilton (None, National-New York) May 10th, 1792-March 4th, 1797
3. Albert Gallatin (Republican-Pennsylvania) June 8th, 1797-?

What about Secretary or War?  Looking forward to next update Wink
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« Reply #71 on: March 24, 2012, 09:09:35 pm »
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An amazing timeline so far Cath! Smiley keep it up Smiley
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« Reply #72 on: March 25, 2012, 11:34:54 am »
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List of Vice Presidents of the United States of America
1. John Rutledge (None-South Carolina) March 4th, 1789-March 4th, 1793
2. Thomas Jefferson (Republican-Virginia) March 4th, 1793-March 4th, 1797
3. Samuel Adams (Republican-Massachusetts) March 4th, 1797-?


List of United States Secretaries of Foreign Affairs
1. John Jay (None, National-New York) July 27th, 1789-February 10th, 1796
2. Patrick Henry (None-Virginia) February 25th, 1796-March 4th, 1797
3. James Madison (Republican-Virginia) May 3rd, 1797-?

List of United States Secretaries of the Treasury
1. Samuel Osgodd (None-New York) September 11th, 1789-April 11th, 1792
2. Alexander Hamilton (None, National-New York) May 10th, 1792-March 4th, 1797
3. Albert Gallatin (Republican-Pennsylvania) June 8th, 1797-?

What about Secretary or War?  Looking forward to next update Wink

We dont' have nearly as many colorful characters heading that department, but I can put one up.


An amazing timeline so far Cath! Smiley keep it up Smiley

Thanks man, I'll try. Wink
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« Reply #73 on: March 25, 2012, 12:02:02 pm »
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'Kay, Jerseyrules, I've got all the cabinet stuff mapped out for ya in that post. Once I get to a new administration, say eight years from where we are now, y'all will get the details of everyone's careers as well.
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« Reply #74 on: March 26, 2012, 12:18:21 am »
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This thread is positively fascinating. Thank you for writing this. It doesn't even take a very great stretch of the imagination to bring up the image of George Washington refusing to stand for office in the aftermath of so many years in conflict.
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