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CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRES. 418 ADM.
For President. From. | Vice-Pres. | From. | Politics. James Madison, Va. Geo. Clinton, N. Y. Democrat. C. C. Pinckney, S. Ca. Rufus King, N. Y. Federal.
Second Term. James Madison, Va. Elbridge Gerry, Mass. Democrat. DeWitt Clinton, N. Y. J. Ingersoll, Pa. Federal. ELECTORAL Vote FOR PRES. AND VICE-PRES. 4TH ADM. Seventeen States voting. Whole number of electors, 175.
In 1804 an amendment to the Constitution was adopted, which provided that in voting for President and Vice-President each candidate should be voted for separately by the electors. For President, 1st Term.
For Vice-President. James Madison 122 Geo. Clinton
113 C. C. Pinckney.
47 Rufus King James Madison was declared elected President, and Geo. Clinton Vice-President. For President, 2d Term.
For Vice-President. Eighteen States voting.–Louisiana admitted during pre
Whole number of electors, 217. James Madison
128 Elbridge Gerry 131 DeWitt Clinton 49 J. Ingersoll .
86 James Madison was declared elected President, and Elbridge Gerry Vice-President.
Important Events of the 4th Administration.
1809 March 4. James Madison inaugurated President. 1810 American Board of Christian and Foreign Missions
organized. 1811 Nov. 7. General Harrison wins at Tippecanoe the
most desperate battle ever fought with the Indians. 1812 April 8. Louisiana admitted as a State.
First house in Rochester, N. Y., erected.
impressment of American seamen by the British,
the War of 1812. 1813 March 4. James Madison began a second Presi
dential term, with Elbridge Gerry as Vice-Pres. June 1. Capt. Lawrence, of the U. S. frigate Ches
apeake, fought the British frigate Shannon, 30 miles from Boston, and in dying said, " Don't give
up the ship.”
Sept. 10. Perry's victory on Lake Erie. 1814 August 24. City of Washington taken by the
British, and public buildings burned.
by the British frigate Phæbe, after a desperate
Secretary of the Navy said, “ We have been
unfortunate but not disgraced." Dec. 15. Hartford Convention in opposition to the
war, threaten secession of the New England States. Dec. 24. Hull, for the surrender of Detroit, was
tried for cowardice and treason, found guilty, and
sentenced to be shot. Pardoned by the President.
Dec. 24. Peace declared by Treaty at Ghent. 1815 Jan. 8. Battle of New Orleans, 40 days after
peace was declared. Gen. Jackson lost 13 killed
and wounded; the British 1700. Jan. 15. A British squadron capture the U. S.
frigate President. - March. Congress declares war against Algiers. 1816 Apr. 10. U. S. Bank re-chartered for twenty
years, with a capital of $35,000,000.
Dec. 11. Indiana admitted as a State. CABINET OFFICERS, 4TH ADMINISTRATION-1809–1817. Secretaries of State. Robt. Smith, Md. ; Jas. Monroe, Va.
Secretaries of the Treasury. Albert Gallatin, Pa.; George W. Campbell, Tenn.; Alex. J. Dallas, Pa.
Secretaries of War. William Eustis, Mass. ; John Armstrong, N. Y.; James Monroe, Va.; Wm. H. Crawford, Ga.
Secretaries of the Navy. Paul Hamilton, S. C.; William Jones, Pa.; Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Mass.
Postmasters-General. Gideon Granger, Conn.; Return J. Meigs, Jr., Ohio.
Attorneys- General. Cæsar A. Rodney, Del.; William Pinckney, Md. ; Richard Rush, Pa
PRINCIPAL LAND BATTLES OF THE WAR OF 1812.
600 Aug. 9, Maguauga .. .Miller
900 Aug. 15, Detroit
..Hull ........ Brock 2,500 Surrender.
1,300 Oct. 13, Queenstown.. ... Van RensselaerBrock*
1,200 99 k. 900 w. 2,500 Oct. 21, Ogdensburg Forsyth
20 k. & w.
600 60 L & w. 1813-Jan. 22, Frenchtown Winchester ... Proctor*
800 260 k. & &.
1,500 Apr. 27, York (Toronto) .Pike* ..Sheaffe..
1,700 300 k, w. & m.
1,500 May 5, Fort Meigs ... ..Clay*
1,200 800 k. w. & p.
2,000 May 27, Fort George, Canada. Dearborn* Vincent
72 k. & w. May 27, Fort Mimms. Beaseley .Tecumseh*
300 k. May 29, Sackett's Harbor. Brown ..Prevost
1,000 100 k. & w.
1,000 60 k. June 8, Stoney Creek. .... Winder . Vincent*
100 k. w. & p.
100 Ł w. & p.
1,300 Oct. 5, Thames, Canada Harrison* .Proctor.
2,500 50 k. & w.
4,000 150 k. & w. 2,000 Apr. 25, Washington.
. Capital and buildings burned. July 5, Chippewa Brown .Riall
1,900 68 k, 267 w. & p. 2,100 July 25, Lundy's Lane Brown .Drummond 3,500
5,000 Aug. 15, Fort Erie (assault)... Gaines .Drummond.
2,500 84 k.
5,000 Aug. 24, Bladensburg.. Winder Russ*
3,500 Surrendered. 5,000 Sep. 11, Plattsburg. Macomb* Prevost
12,000 Sep. 12, North Point . Stricker Brooke*.
120 8 k. & w.
3,500 Dec. 19, Fort Niagara . Leonard .Br. & Indians*. 350
350 k. & p.
1,200 Slight. Dec. 23, 9 miles from N. 0....Jackson Keane
3,000 240 k. w. & p. 2,500 1818—Jan. 8, New Orleans ..Jackson* ..... Pakenham 6,000 71 k. w. & p. 12,000
The * denotes the successful army; k., killed; w., wounded ; P., prisoners; m., missing ; 8., surrendered.