Launching the New Nation

New Nation

French Revolution

1789

A rebellion of french people against their king.

Judiciary Act

1789

This act created three levels of federal courts and defined their powers and relationship to the states courts.

Bonds

1790

The government exchanged old bonds for new, more reliable ones that were guaranteed.

Wiskey Rebellion

1791

Farmers lashed out against the tax on wiskey

Hamilton and Jefferson

1791

Hamilton and Jeffferson's difference became more public

Jay's Treaty

1794

This treaty settled the disputes that had arisen between The United States and Great Britain in the early 1790's.

Battle of Fallen Timbers

1794

Native American fought Wayne's troops and were defeated in this battle.

Pickney's Treaty

1795

Settled the border and trade disputes with Spain.

Treaty of Greenville

1795

the Treaty of Greenville gave The United States claim to most Indian lands in the Northwest Territory.

Alien and Sedition Acts

1798

The Federalist controlled congress and passed four laws known together as the Alien and Sedition Acts

World Events

Mayflower Compact

1620

A legal contract in which they agreed to have fair laws to protect the general good. The compact represents one of the first attempts at self government in the English colonies.

English Bill of Rights

1689

This act reduced the powers of the English Monarch. At the same time, Parliament gained power.

Stamp Act

1765

This act required colonist to pay for official stamps or seals when they bought paper items.

Boston Massacre

1770

a riot in Boston arising from the resentment of Boston colonists toward British troops quartered in the city, in which the troops fired on the mob and killed several persons.

Tea Act

1773

This act allowed the British East India to sell directly to the colonist.

Common Sense

1776

A 47 page pamphlet that was distributed in Philadelphia.

Valley Forge

1777

Washington settled his 12000 men at valley Forge, North Philadelphia.

Treaty of Paris

1783

Great Britain recognized the independence of The United States.

Land Ordiance

1785

the land ordinance set up a system for surveying and dividing western lands.

Northwest Ordinance

1787

the ordinance established the Northwest territory, which included areas that are now in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,Ohio,Minnesota, and Wisconsin.