Let us then, fellow citizens, unite with one heart and one mind.
Thomas Jefferson Inauguration
I now present to you, fellow citizens, Thomas Jefferson, your new president!
Can I buy this land from you?
For $15 million!
Thomas Jefferson was born April 13, 1743. He grew up in the English Colony of Virginia. His parents, Peter and Jane, were wealthy landowners. When he was 11 years old his father died. He inherited his father's large estate and began to manage it at the age of 21.
Impressment of United States Sailors
WE WILL FIRE IF YOU DON'T COME WITH US!
Thomas Jefferson was the third President. He was 57 when he became President. Jefferson was inaugurated on March 4, 1801. He also signed the Declaration of Independence with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams.
James Madison Inauguration
2 years into Jefferson's presidency, he faced a problem. The U.S was transporting their goods through the Mississippi river, until the French stopped them. They stopped all ships passing through. So, in response Jefferson decided to buy Louisiana. If he bought Louisiana then they couldn't stop the ships from passing through on the Mississippi river.
United States invades Canada
The British navy needed more soldiers to help them fight the war against France. So, they decided they would capture American sailors and merchants. They forced them to join the British navy. More than 15,000 American sailors were impressed by the British.
We must surrender. They're more powerful then us!
James Madison was born March 16, 1751. He was 57 when he became President. He was the fourth President of the United States. He was inaugurated on March 4, 1809. The main event in Madison's presidency was that he was President in the War of 1812.
I now present your new President, James Madison!
The War of 1812 was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain. More than half of the British forces were made up of Canadian militia. Because of that, Canada was invaded too. America assumed that Canada could've been easily overrun, but they were wrong.