U.S. capital moved from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. In the presidential election, Adams and the Federalists were defeated by the Democratic-Republican candidates,
Supreme Court ruling in Marbury v. Madison established the principle that the court could declare unconstitutional a law passed by Congress. The Louisiana Territory was purchased from France.
Elected to a second term as president. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark began to explore the Northwest.
The importation of African slaves into the United States became illegal.
James Madison The 1807 Embargo Act was replaced by a law banning trade with Britain and France.
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