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This timeline is going to be my newest project - Samuel Adam's America. In this timeline, Sam Adams becomes the first president of the United States. George Washington doesnt run, and Adams wins the 88-89 election, with John Adams narrowly becoming the Vice President over Thomas Jefferson. This timeline also has another set rule - no term limits. Assassinations may happen, if it is historically plausible. People will die when they did in real life if in office. 

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Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-now)                                               1. John Adams (1789-now)

 

 

 

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I am about to make a play-by-play from 1812-future, May I copy this template?

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33 minutes ago, TeamEhmling said:

This timeline is going to be my newest project - Samuel Adam's America. In this timeline, Sam Adams becomes the first president of the United States. George Washington doesnt run, and Adams wins the 88-89 election, with John Adams narrowly becoming the Vice President over Thomas Jefferson. This timeline also has another set rule - no term limits. Assassinations may happen, if it is historically plausible. People will die when they did in real life if in office. 

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-now)                                               1. John Adams (1789-now)

 

 

 

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this picture, I'm copying the template. please :)

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2 minutes ago, HomosexualSocialist said:

this picture, I'm copying the template. please :)

Go for it! I just made it with powerpoint haha

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5 minutes ago, TeamEhmling said:

Go for it! I just made it with powerpoint haha

Thank you

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ELECTION 1792

President Samuel Adams has had a relatively quiet first term. He signed resolutions into law that included a naturalization bill, copyright laws, and the capital, which is currently in Philadelphia, to be moved to a new area along the Potomac, which is to be called the District of Columbia, and a city named Adams, after the President. The biggest success to come out of his presidency is the ratification of the Bill of Rights, something that the president greatly supported. There was however, two losses, brought about by the Federalists. Those were the creation of a National Bank, as suggested by Alexander Hamilton, as well as a revenue law, that created tax districts and put a tax on all distilled spirits. Both bills were vetoed by Adams, but they were both made into law anyway. This, plus George Washington's disapproval, made President Adams highly unpopular. The election was between 2 Democratic Republicans, those being President Sam Adams and New York Governor George Clinton, and 3 Federalists, those being Vice President John Adams, former Virginia governor Patrick Henry, and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was considered to be too young, only being 36 years old, and President Adams was considered weak and unpopular. The race was firmly between Henry, Adams, and Clinton. The race was hard fought, but in the end nobody received the majority in the electoral college. President Adams came in last place in the popular vote, while Vice President Adams was the winner of the popular vote. The Electoral College top 3 were Henry with 81, John Adams with 77, and Clinton with 55. Alexander Hamilton and President Adams got 35 and 16 votes respectively, but were not considered due to not being in the top 3. The House selected Patrick Henry to be the next President, while John Adams remained Vice President. 

Played as - Samuel Adams 

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-now)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-now)

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ELECTION 1796

Patrick Henry as president led with a much more firm grip by the federal government. His term included the crushing of the Whiskey Rebellion during his first year in office, something President Adams refused to address. Congress also built 6 warships in the face of British aggression, and with the help of Chief Justice John Jay, helped the United State stay neutral in the war between Britain and Revolutionary France. However, the Jay Treaty soon led to President Henry refusing to give Congress papers regarding the treaty, to creating a diplomatic crisis between America and the French. President Henry, citing old age, decides to retire after one term. Vice President Adams is considered a frontrunner for the Federalists, and the rest of their party included Chief Justice John Jay, and Treasury Secretary and Party Leader Alexander Hamilton. Under the Democratic Republican party was former Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, New York Senator Aaron Burr, former President Samuel Adams, New York Governor George Clinton, and former French Ambassador James Madison. Adams was consistently at the top of the polls, and once again he won the popular vote. The Electoral College once again did not reach the majority. Aaron Burr came out on top in the electoral vote with 83, followed by Jefferson with 78, and John Adams with 61. John Jay and George Clinton rounded out the candidates with votes with 36 and 20. The House elected Aaron Burr to be the 3rd President, and Thomas Jefferson to be the 2nd Vice President. Word came out that Alexander Hamilton tried to sway the House to vote Jefferson into the presidency instead of Burr, whom he thought was not fit for the presidency, but this ultimately failed, creating a rivalry between Burr and Hamilton. 

 

Played as - Thomas Jefferson

 

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-now)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-now)

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ELECTION 1800

President Aaron Burr was the first President to serve in the city of Adams. He only had one problem, the name. He signed a bill into law that renamed the city to Washington, as he thought it had a better ring to it. Vice President Jefferson tried convincing America to back France, but Burr decided to remain neutral. To ensure diplomatic relations with France didnt further deteriorate, the government came up with a new treaty. With the defeat of now Senator John Adams' Alien and Sedition Acts, President Burr went into the election sure to be re-elected. Within his own party, Burr faced challenges from his own party from Vice President Jefferson and former President Samuel Adams, while the Federalist candidates were Senator John Adams of Massachusetts, former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, and Chief Justice John Jay. The race ended with President Burr winning the most popular votes and electoral votes, at 89, but not enough for the majority. The people annoyingly watched the House and Senate bring Burr and Jefferson to their second term. In response to this, Congress ratified the 12th Amendment which remains the same as in our timeline. 

Played as - Thomas Jefferson

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-now)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-now)

 

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44 minutes ago, CalebsParadox said:

I'm liking this a lot so far. Any news on the cabinet of Burr? 

A man like Burr will be a one-person cabinet, like Bismarck was in the German Empire, of course. Or at least a man of his ego might think he could pull it off. :P

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ELECTION 1804

Aaron Burr's term had a rocky start as Tripoli declared war on the United States. Burr convinces congress to arm merchant ships into the area. The biggest news came from Napoleon in France - He offered President Burr the entirety of the Louisiana Territory. Burr bypassed Congress and bought the territory, which angered Federalists, but boosted Burr's popularity. The Supreme Court also ruled on the case of Marbury v. Madison. Burr Ran unopposed for the Democratic Republican nomination. The Federalists, however, were split between Alexander Hamilton and Chief Justice John Marshall. The primary was contested, but Hamilton carried the most delegates, making him the opponent of his rival, Aaron Burr. The campaign was one of the dirtiest ever seen, with both throwing brutal insults at each other. In the end, Aaron Burr became president for a third term, and the first president since Samuel Adams to be elected by the Electoral College. Due to insults after the inauguration, Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel. Hamilton intentionally missed Burr, but Burr hit Hamilton with a non-lethal shot to the shoulder. This left Hamilton even more determined to try to run again and win in 1808. 

 

Played as - Aaron Burr

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-now)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-now)

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1 minute ago, TeamEhmling said:

ELECTION 1804

Aaron Burr's term had a rocky start as Tripoli declared war on the United States. Burr convinces congress to arm merchant ships into the area. The biggest news came from Napoleon in France - He offered President Burr the entirety of the Louisiana Territory. Burr bypassed Congress and bought the territory, which angered Federalists, but boosted Burr's popularity. The Supreme Court also ruled on the case of Marbury v. Madison. Burr Ran unopposed for the Democratic Republican nomination. The Federalists, however, were split between Alexander Hamilton and Chief Justice John Marshall. The primary was contested, but Hamilton carried the most delegates, making him the opponent of his rival, Aaron Burr. The campaign was one of the dirtiest ever seen, with both throwing brutal insults at each other. In the end, Aaron Burr became president for a third term, and the first president since Samuel Adams to be elected by the Electoral College. Due to insults after the inauguration, Burr challenged Hamilton to a duel. Hamilton intentionally missed Burr, but Burr hit Hamilton with a non-lethal shot to the shoulder. This left Hamilton even more determined to try to run again and win in 1808. 

 

Played as - Aaron Burr

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-now)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-now)

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I think you have a misunderstanding of how Tripoli (and the other "Barbary States") were run back then, how they did their "diplomacy," and the view they held of Christia nations and the niceties of their interactions. The Barbary States never formally "declared war" on anyone - they halted and resumed piracy and raiding based on tribute payments, mostly, but never observed such a formal and all-out ideal as an outright, public declaration of war, even though such were made against them by the U.S., Britain, the Netherland, Genoa, Venice, Spain, France, and (after 1870), Italy, the last three who ended up finishing the affair by actually conquering the area and turning it into protectorates and colonies.

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ELECTION 1808

The third term of Aaron Burr came down to a singular issue - the impressment of United States sailors by the British. Multiple avenues were being taken, but it has shown to be an issue that Burr can't seem to get a grasp on, even as he signs the Embargo Act to try and stop it. Burr also signs into law a ban on the slave trade. He may not be all too popular at the moment, but Burr does not face any challenge in the Democratic Republican primary, although some had tried to get Vice President Jefferson to challenge. The Federalists had a packed primary, which ended in a brokered convention. The candidates were 1804 nominee Alexander Hamilton with 146 delegates, former Vice President John Adams with 118 delegates, Chief Justice John Marshall with 118, and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a former ambassador to France with 102. John Jay also ran, but did not get any delegates at the convention. Hamilton came out on top once again for a rematch with Burr. Burr and Hamilton were neck and neck till election night, while New York Governor DeWitt Clinton could never get enough momentum. In what became one of the most contested races in history thus far, Aaron Burr was nominated to a 4th term alongside Vice President Jefferson. Hamilton announces his retirement from politics, and Burr states in his inaugural address that he will not run for a 5th term, leaving the door open for Vice President Jefferson to finally win his own term.

 

Played as - Aaron Burr

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-now)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-now)

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9 minutes ago, TeamEhmling said:

ELECTION 1808

The third term of Aaron Burr came down to a singular issue - the impressment of United States sailors by the British. Multiple avenues were being taken, but it has shown to be an issue that Burr can't seem to get a grasp on, even as he signs the Embargo Act to try and stop it. Burr also signs into law a ban on the slave trade. He may not be all too popular at the moment, but Burr does not face any challenge in the Democratic Republican primary, although some had tried to get Vice President Jefferson to challenge. The Federalists had a packed primary, which ended in a brokered convention. The candidates were 1804 nominee Alexander Hamilton with 146 delegates, former Vice President John Adams with 118 delegates, Chief Justice John Marshall with 118, and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a former ambassador to France with 102. John Jay also ran, but did not get any delegates at the convention. Hamilton came out on top once again for a rematch with Burr. Burr and Hamilton were neck and neck till election night, while New York Governor DeWitt Clinton could never get enough momentum. In what became one of the most contested races in history thus far, Aaron Burr was nominated to a 4th term alongside Vice President Jefferson. Hamilton announces his retirement from politics, and Burr states in his inaugural address that he will not run for a 5th term, leaving the door open for Vice President Jefferson to finally win his own term.

 

Played as - Aaron Burr

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-now)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-now)

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Just as I expected. Ignore and move on. I'll just mark this one as a "facts are optional even for alternate history" and tone down any real interest significantly.

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ELECTION 1812

The growing tension with Britain was wearing down on President Burr. His last term has been very uncomfortable, due to him wanting to remain neutral. With the pushing of war hawks in congress, as well as the advice of Vice President Jefferson, Burr signed the declaration of war by the congress. The war would drag on for 3 years, and would end in a stalemate. With Burr unpopular, nobody challenges Jefferson at first for the nomination. The only person who gets courage to is governor DeWitt Clinton. More Federalists back him, but the late entry of Congressman Rufus King into the race ended up splitting the vote, electing Thomas Jefferson to be the 4th President, and the oldest one at 69. John Quincy Adams, the choice of the party delegates, becomes the 3rd Vice President, and the first son of a Vice President to become VP himself.

 

Played as - Thomas Jefferson

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-now)

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ELECTION 1816

The end of the war made Jefferson popular in his first term. The overturn of his veto for the creation of a Second National Bank led to a good postwar economy, and improvements in infrastructure and a terriff based tax system. However, there was opposition in the grassroots to the bank, as well as the transition to a more industrialized society, this faction was led by General Andrew Jackson, the hero of the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson accused Vice President Adams of sabotaging the economy and the common man by backing these sort of policies. Jackson decided to challenge Adams for the Vice Presidency, and despite the warnings from President Jefferson about Jackson being a "dangerous man with no respect for laws and the constitution", the delegates to the Democratic Republican convention nominated him to be the next Vice President. The Federalist Party put up Rufus King for the second election in a row, and it came to a loss again for King, 155-55. Adams, in order to secure his place for a presidential run iin 1820, convinced Jefferson to name him Secretary of State and to move current Secretary James Monroe to the War Department, much against Jackson's wishes. 

Played as - Thomas Jefferson

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                 4. Andrew Jackson (1817-now)

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ELECTION 1820

The last term of Thomas Jefferson was a relatively quiet one. The major events of the term were Jefferson's countrywide tour, the Missouri Compromise, and the Monroe Doctrine, stated by War Secretary James Monroe, and agreed upon by the president, which was the guarantee of the New World and the Old World being seperate spheres of influence. The start of the next election cycle saw an intense primary battle for delegates, between Vice President Andrew Jackson, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, Speaker of the House Henry Clay, and Senator John C. Calhoun. Clay ran to be a compromise candidate, while Calhoun ran to steal anti-Jackson delegates from Adams in the South. The party was torn apart by infighting, and while Adams won the majority of delegates, the contested convention settled on Henry Clay to be the nominee, while Adams was named the Vice PResidential nominee. The Federalists, who originally werent going to put up a candidate, saw the extreme rivalries in the Democratic Republicans as an opportunity to win, so they nominated Massachusetts Represntative Daniel Webster. The popularity of the Democratic Republicans prevailed though, and Henry Clay was voted in as President of the United States unanimously by the Electoral College. Jackson accused Clay, Calhoun, and Adams of conspiring against him, so he formed during the term a new party, simply known as the Democrats. 

Played as - Daniel Webster

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                 4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-now)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-now)

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ELECTION 1824

The campaign of 1824 showed us the dissolution of the Federalist Party, as well as the Democratic Republican Party. The Federalists didnt put up any candidate, but the Jacksonian faction of the DR's and the Adams and Clay factions split the party in two. There were many candidates in the field, and nobody recieved the majority of electoral votes. Former Vice President Andrew Jackson, Vice President John Quincy Adams, and Senator Martin Van Buren were the top 3 in the electoral vote count. The House ended up selecting Andrew Jackson to become president. His election led to his faction becoming the Democratic Party, and the Adams and Clay faction becoming the Whig Party. 

Played as - Andrew Jackson 

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

Blue - Democrats 

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                 4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-1825)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-1825)

6. Andrew Jackson (1825-now)                                             6. John C. Calhoun (1825-now)

 

 

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ELECTION 1828

The first term of Andrew Jackson went by surprisingly quiet. While looking into different ways to get rid of the Second Bank of the United States, Jackson's enemies, including Speaker Henry Clay and Senator (and former VP and Jackson's rival) John Quincy Adams produce a bill that would produce teriffs and could probably attract Jackson's northern support to the Whig Party. Jackson's brash calling out of his enemies however had caused the bill to fail, and the Whigs suffer a serious blow. Vice President Calhoun also pens a piece entitled "South Carolina Exposition and Protest", which starts up the nullification movement. Jackson faces no opposition in the Democratic Primary, while the Whigs are split between Adams, Clay, Daniel Webster, and William Henry Harrison. Adams wins at the convention on the first vote. The election itself is one of the dirtiest campaigns of recent memory, but Jackson dominates the popular vote, while is elected tightly in the Electoral College for a second term. 

 

 

Played as - Andrew Jackson 

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

Blue - Democrats 

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                 4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-1825)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-1825)

6. Andrew Jackson (1825-now)                                             6. John C. Calhoun (1825-now)

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ELECTION 1832

Jackson's second term is full of drama. The nullification crisis has driven a split between Jackson and his Vice President, John C Calhoun. Calhoun believes that the tarriff is hurting the South and wants it to be nullified, while Jackson wants to preserve the Union by keeping it in place. Calhoun decides to runs independently for president because of the rift between him and Jackson, leading New York Governor Martin Van Buren to become Jackson's running mate.Jackson also vetoed the extention of the Bank's charter, and signs the Indian Removal Act. The Whig nomination is once again between Adams, Clay, Webster, and Harrison, but the convention is brokered, with Adams coming out on top and Harrison becoming his running mate. The campaign was as heated as the last, but due to the anti-Jackson vote being split three ways, Jackson easily wins a third term. 

Played as - Andrew Jackson 

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

Blue - Democrats 

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                 4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-1825)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-1825)

6. Andrew Jackson (1825-now)                                             6. John C. Calhoun (1825-1833)

                                                                                                 7. Martin Van Buren (1833-now)

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ELECTION 1836

Andrew Jackson enters his third term on a huge promise - paying off the United States national debt, which he manages to do before the midterms. He also decides to move forward with the Indian Removal Act, and forcibly removes Natives from the Southeast US to the west. 1/4 of the Natives died, on what became known as the Trail of Tears. The Whig party tries to scramble to find a candidate, and only one emerges - William Henry Harrison, war hero, 1832 Vice Presidential nominee, and former Ambassador to Columbia. Harrison's campaign is seen by many to be a long shot against the hugely popular Jackson. Harrison never leads the polls once. During the election, he calls for a "return to the Republic the Founders intended" calling Jackson a brute that abuses power. After winning two debates with the President that Harrison wins, the election looks lost. However, on election night, the Midwest and the Northeast end up carrying Harrison to victory, 186-108.

Played as - William Henry Harrison

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

Blue - Democrats 

Orange - Whigs

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                 4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-1825)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-1825)

6. Andrew Jackson (1825-1837)                                             6. John C. Calhoun (1825-1833)

                                                                                                 7. Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)

7. William Henry Harrison (1837-now)                                  8. John Tyler (1837-now)

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ELECTION 1840

President Harrison has become the president at the exact wrong time. The Panic of 1837 destroyed the nation's economy, leaving the government in debt, and many citizens poor and unemployed. Harrison tried to put in reforms through the Congress, but with both Houses controlled by the Democrats, Harrison was not able to get anything done. By 1840, Harrison seemed sure to be challenged from his own party, but nobody ran against him, leaving him and Tyler the Whig's nominees. The Democrats had a full primary, between former Vice President Martin Van Buren, former Vice President John C. Calhoun, Senator James Buchanan, Governor James K. Polk, and, surprisingly to everyone, former President Andrew Jackson. The raced seemed constantly between Jackson, Van Buren, and Buchanan. Van Buren came out on top with the most initial delegates, but as no one had the majority, the convention selected Jackson to run for a non-consecutive 4th term, with Buchanan as his running mate. Jackson ran on attacking Harrison for being an ineffective leader, while Harrison sent the message that Jackson and the Democrats were to blame for the entire crash, and they can't be trusted. While most of the campaign it looked like Jackson was going to win, in the end, the people trusted Harrison to fix things, and made Whig majority in the House. Harrison was planning on trying to create a 3rd national bank to help prevent another crash, but after contracting pneumonia, Harrison died a month into his second term. Vice President Tyler thus created a precedent, and was himself sworn in to serve the rest of Harrison's term. The Whigs in Congress were nervous about Tyler, as he was a former Democrat who still sides with the opposition on a lot of the issues. 

 

Played as - William Henry Harrison

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

Blue - Democrats 

Orange - Whigs

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                 4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-1825)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-1825)

6. Andrew Jackson (1825-1837)                                             6. John C. Calhoun (1825-1833)

                                                                                                 7. Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)

7. William Henry Harrison (1837-1841)                                  8. John Tyler (1837-1841)

  (dies in office)                                                                           (assumed the presidency)

8. John Tyler (1841-now)                                                           (Vice Presidency vacant the remainder of the term)

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ELECTION 1844

President Tyler is a man without a party. When he signed in and supported multiple Democratic laws and vetoed the creation of a Third National Bank, the Whigs kicked him out. He served the rest of his term as an independent. Throughout the last few years of his administration after the midterms, decided he would use the option of annexing the Republic of Texas. In early 1844, the news broke that he was working for a annexation treaty with the Republic of Texas. The annexation became the biggest issue of the campaign. Tyler ran as an independent. The Whigs put up Senator and former President Henry Clay, fromer Governor of New York William Seward, and Senator Daniel Webster. Senator Clay won the nomination on the first ballot. The Democrats ran former Vice President Martin Van Buren, Governor of Tennessee James K. Polk, Senator James Buchanan, and former Vice President John C. Calhoun. The race ended up being between anti annexation Van Buren and pro annexation Polk. Thanks to the delegates of Buchanan, Van Buren recieved the nomination. President Tyler went into push mode, getting a treaty made and ratified, on the condition of immediate annexation. Polk succeeded in getting Texas to join the Union, but proved too late as he didnt win any electoral votes. Martin Van Buren ended up winning the popular vote by just under a million votes, but former President Henry Clay wins a non consecutive 2nd term, becoming the first president to do so. One thing was for certain though - by the time of Tyler's last day in office, Texas and Florida are both slave states. 

 

Played as - John Tyler

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

Blue - Democrats 

Orange - Whigs

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                 4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-1825)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-1825)

6. Andrew Jackson (1825-1837)                                             6. John C. Calhoun (1825-1833)

                                                                                                 7. Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)

7. William Henry Harrison (1837-1841)                                  8. John Tyler (1837-1841)

  (dies in office)                                                                           (assumed the presidency)

8. John Tyler (1841-1845)                                                           (Vice Presidency vacant the remainder of the term)

   (Served as independent the remainder of the term)

9. Henry Clay (1845-now)                                                       9. William Seward (1845-now)

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ELECTION 1848

Henry Clay came into office agitated about the speedy annexation of Texas before he took office. Clay did not want Texas annexed, because of the issue of slavery. The real issue is, is a skirmish on the Texas-Mexico border, between US soldiers under command of Zachary Taylor and Mexican soldiers. Clay had no other option but to declare war. Clay spoke out firmly against expansionists for causing the war, although seeming hypocritical due to his controversial signing of the Oregon Treaty. His excuse was "to prevent the spread of slavery." By 1848, election year, the war came to an end, but to appease the expansionists, Clay supported the treaty to annex a majority of Mexican land into being US territories. Clay faced challenges in the primary. Secretary of State Daniel Webster challenged the president, running against his record on expansion. General Taylor also ran, and had popular support among others because of his age difference and worries about Clay's health and stances on issues. In the end, delegates to the convention voted for Clay and Seward to be renominated. In the Democratic Party, former Vice President Martin Van Buren made another run for the presidency, he won on the ballot, facing major challenges from multiple candidates, most notably from associate justice Levi Woodbury. The rematch was on between Clay and Van Buren, and Clay, coming off of a war victory and the gaining of territory, was able to swing votes towards him from all over the country. His second term was full of success. such as the Compromise of 1850, but there was the failure of the Fugitive Slave Act, which had its veto overridden. This pushed the issue of slavery itself into the biggest issue of the day. Clay wanted to do all he could, but his life was cut short as he passed away in 1852, leaving WIlliam Seward president. Seward himself is an abolitionist, causing tension between himself, his party and the south. The Whig party itself, due to all of this, looks to be on the verge of collapse. 

 

Played as - Franklin Pierce (primary), Martin Van Buren (general) 

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

Blue - Democrats 

Orange - Whigs

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                 4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-1825)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-1825)

6. Andrew Jackson (1825-1837)                                             6. John C. Calhoun (1825-1833)

                                                                                                 7. Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)

7. William Henry Harrison (1837-1841)                                  8. John Tyler (1837-1841)

  (dies in office)                                                                           (assumed the presidency)

8. John Tyler (1841-1845)                                                           (Vice Presidency vacant the remainder of the term)

   (Served as independent the remainder of the term)

9. Henry Clay (1845-1852)                                                       9. William Seward (1845-1852)

    (died in office)                                                                          (assumed the presidency)

10. William Seward (1852-now)                                                  (vice presidency vacant remainder of the term)

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ELECTION 1852

William Seward just expected to run as Vice President again with President Clay for his 4th term in 1852. The unexpected though happened when Henry Clay passed away that summer. This thrust Seward into the presidency, and into a presidential election. By the time he was the nominee, alongside former Congressman Abraham Lincoln of Illinois, the Democratic primary came and went. The race heavily favored Pierce and Buchanan, but the convention came out with moderate Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas as the nominee, with former Texas President and current Senator Sam Houston as his running mate. Douglas was more of a moderate on the issue of slavery, and Seward was a hard abolitionist. The race was close, and Douglas came out on top. The divisions in the Whig party on slavery has taken its toll though, and the party dissolved, leaving the new Republican Party in its place, founded to firmly stand against slavery. 

 

Played as - William Seward

Legend - 

Grey - Independents

Pink - Federalists

Purple - Democratic Republicans

Blue - Democrats 

Orange - Whigs

PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES

1. Samuel Adams (1789-1793)                                               1. John Adams (1789-1797)

2. Patrick Henry (1793-1797)

3. Aaron Burr (1797-1813)                                                      2. Thomas Jefferson (1797-1813)

4. Thomas Jefferson (1813-now)                                          3. John Quincy Adams (1813-1817)

                                                                                                 4. Andrew Jackson (1817-1821)

5. Henry Clay (1821-1825)                                                      5. John Quincy Adams (1821-1825)

6. Andrew Jackson (1825-1837)                                             6. John C. Calhoun (1825-1833)

                                                                                                 7. Martin Van Buren (1833-1837)

7. William Henry Harrison (1837-1841)                                  8. John Tyler (1837-1841)

  (dies in office)                                                                           (assumed the presidency)

8. John Tyler (1841-1845)                                                           (Vice Presidency vacant the remainder of the term)

   (Served as independent the remainder of the term)

9. Henry Clay (1845-1852)                                                       9. William Seward (1845-1852)

    (died in office)                                                                          (assumed the presidency)

10. William Seward (1852-1853)                                                  (vice presidency vacant remainder of the term)

11. Stephen Douglas (1853-now)                                           10. Sam Houston (1853-now)

 

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