To most Americans the Great Plains are the Great Flyover, or maybe the Great Drivethrough. Viewed from a window seat the plains seem nearly devoid of interest, something to get across enroute to someplace far...
Written anonymously by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions encouraged states to nullify unconstitutional federal laws. The Resolutions were a direct response to the Alien and Sedition Acts.
President Washington demonstrated the ability of the federal government to enforce its laws by calling out state militia to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion, a revolt by farmers in western Pennsylvania who objected to taxation on whiskey.
Unaware of a peace treaty signed two weeks earlier, General Andrew Jackson stopped a British attack at the Battle of New Orleans. British forces suffered 2,036 casualties; US forces suffered eight men killed and thirteen wounded.
The Twelfth Amendment was ratified, altering procedures for the election of the president and vice president. It required separate balloting in the Electoral College for each office to prevent complications like those that arose in the elections of 1796 and 1800.