APUSH Period 3 Ch 6

Events

Annapolis Convention

1786

•only five states sent delegates
•hamilton persuaded delegates that another convention should be held to revisit the AoC

drafting of the constitution

June 1787 - August 1787

•white, male, college educated, and wealthy delegates
•GW elected presiding officer

Constitution draft approved

9/17/1787

•only 9/13 required for ratification
•each state would hold popularly elected conventions to debate and vote on the proposed constitution

Delware ratifies

12/7/1787

Pennslyvania Ratifies

12/12/1787

New Jersey Ratifies

12/18/1787

Georgia ratifies

1/2/1788

connecticut ratifies

1/9/1788

massachusetts ratifies

2/6/1788

maryland ratifies

4/28/1788

south carolina ratifies

5/23/1788

new hampshire ratifies

6/21/1788

virginia ratifies

6/25/1788

New York ratifies

6/26/1788

Judiciary act of 1789

1789

•established a supreme court with one chief justice and five associate justices
•highest court was empowered to rule on the constitutionality of decisions made by state courts
•provided a system of 13 district courts and 3 circuit court appeals

North Carolina ratifies

11/21/1789

Rhode Island ratifies

5/29/1790

Proclamation of Neutrality

1793

•GW believed the US was not strong enough to engage in european war
•issued proc of neutrality → Jefferson resigned bc disagreed

Whiskey rebellion

1794

•tax placed on whiskey
•farmers defended their "liberties" by attacking the revenue collectors
•GW ended whiskey rebellion with relatively little bloodshed

The Jay Treaty

1794

•John Jay sent to britain to talk the UK out of searching + seizing US ships
•nothing about british seizures of US ships were mentioned
•britains agreed to evacuate its posts on the US western frontier

The Pinckney Treaty

1795

•Spain worried that UK + US were becoming friendly → opened up the lower mississippi R and new orleans to US trade
•Florida's boundary should be at 31st parallel (not north of the line)

GW's farewell address

1796

•dont get involved in european affairs
•dont make permanent alliances in foreign affairs
•dont form political parties
•dont fall into sectionalism

Sedation act

1798

•made it illegal for newspapers to criticize the president or congress
•imposed fines and imprisonment for editors who violated the law

Naturalization Act

1798

•increased the years required for immigrants to qualify for citizenship from 5 to 14 years

Election of 1800

1800

•the passing of power from one political party to another without violence