Changing of powers

Timeline created by Mverrico
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Jefferson acted without congressional approval buying the Louisiana purchase. Invented the spoil system, 2/3 of the house is in the president's party.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    After the civl war, Lincoln suspended the right to appear in court and jailed people suspected of disloyalty. He also expanded the size of the army and ordered blockads of southern ports with no consent from congress. Lincoln did this due the to crisis of the civil war.
  • Harriet Truman

    Harriet Truman
    Truman took responsibility for the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Continued to put thousands of Japanese Americans in interment camps like FDR did. Truman continued Roosevelt's policing.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Expanded size of federal government and government bcame involved in many aspects of citizens lifes, including social security. Roosevelt made several programs to give jobs during the Great Depression. During WWll Roosevelt reduced civil liberties and nationalized industries to aid the war.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Obama expanded use of military force on the Islam state. He unilaterally commenced war and authorized assassination of the American citizens abroad.