Ch 7: America's First Presidents

About This Chapter

Get a detailed overview of America's first presidents in this fascinating study guide chapter. These lessons will help you reflect on each president's significance and role in the development of the nation.

America's First Presidents - Chapter Summary

How well do you know the policies and precedents of some of America's founding fathers? This descriptive study guide chapter will refresh your memory about the men who held the position of President of the United States during America's early stages. The topics addressed in this chapter include:

  • George Washington and his Farewell Address
  • The successes and failures of John Adams
  • Jefferson's road to election
  • James Madison's presidency and role in Marbury v. Madison

As you peruse the facts and details in each lesson, test how well you understand the information by taking the multiple-choice lesson quizzes and then moving on to the more comprehensive chapter exam. You can work at your own pace to complete each section and begin lessons in any order. Track your progress through the course using the program's dashboard feature. You also have access to instructors in case any questions arise.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: America's First Presidents
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George Washington and the New United States Government

1. George Washington and the New United States Government

George Washington was the United States' first president. He knew everything he did would set the stage for future presidents of the country. A heavy weight was on his shoulders, and much of what he established in his two terms set the precedent for presidents today.

George Washington's Farewell Address

2. George Washington's Farewell Address

This lesson describes George Washington's farewell address, in which he gives thought-provoking and practical advice for preserving the union of a young United States of America.

President John Adams: From Alien and Sedition Acts to XYZ Affair

3. President John Adams: From Alien and Sedition Acts to XYZ Affair

John Adams was an important founder of the United States. In many ways, he was the voice of the Revolution. As president, he had some proud shining moments and one major blight on his legacy.

The Election & Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

4. The Election & Presidency of Thomas Jefferson

In this lesson, we will learn about the remarkable Election of 1800 and about the presidency of Thomas Jefferson. We will highlight the central events, people, situations, and themes surrounding Jefferson's election and his subsequent presidency. We will be able to summarize the important events that took place during his time in office.

James Madison: Federalist & President

5. James Madison: Federalist & President

'If men were angels, no government would be necessary.' James Madison said these words in defense of the government he helped create. Read this lesson to learn about Madison's role as one of the 'Founding Fathers' of the United States.

Marbury v. Madison: Definition, Summary & Significance

6. Marbury v. Madison: Definition, Summary & Significance

In this lesson, you'll learn about the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court case of ''Marbury v. Madison'', and how the case established the notion of judicial review.

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