This PowerPoint presentation begins by examining the actions of President Jefferson. It begins by examining the extent to which the so-called "revolution of 1800" was revolutionary, especially from the perspective of the Federalist party. It then discusses the very important Supreme Court decision in the case of Marbury v. Madison. The circumstances of the Louisiana Purchase are covered and Lewis and Clark are mentioned. The story then focuses on foreign affairs, namely the European conflict between France and Britain, and the resulting Embargo Act of 1807. THe Chesapeake Affair and impressment are touched on. The examination of Jefferson's administration concludes with one last nod to the "revolution of 1800." The exploration of Madison's administration focuses on growing trouble between the United States and Great Britain. Increasing conflict with Native America's is included, focusing most importantly on the actions of Tecumseh. The "curse of the Prophet" is included as a sidelight. The presentation delves into the main factors pushing America to war with Great Britain culminating with the outbreak of the War of 1812. As the College Board doesn't focus much on military history, this PowerPoint skims the war VERY briefly. It then examines the terms of the Treaty of Ghent. It concludes with an examination of the impact of the War including the Hartford Convention, the "death" of the Federalist party, and the upsurge of American patriotism. This presentation is used in an AP United States history class and is based on The American Pageant, Chapters 11 and 12.