George Washington's Presidency


British Declare War on French

May 15th, 1756

The French and Indian War started

British Encourage Native Americans to attack Settlers


British told Natives to stand up for themselves against settlers

St. Clair in Northwest Territory

July 13th, 1787

St. Clair enacted the Northwest Ordinance

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

France wanted freedom like the United States

Washington Inaugerated

April 30th, 1789

Washington was elected the first President of the United States

Judiciary Act of 1789

September 24th, 1789

A Federal Court System was established

Hamilton Plan


Hamilton wanted a National Bank

Excise Tax


Taxes paid when you buy a certain good

Whiskey Rebellion

1791 - 1794

People didn't want to pay taxes on things like whiskey

Bill of Rights

December 15th, 1791

A document stating citizen's rights was created

New Political Parties Developed

June 1st, 1792

People started to take sides based on their political views

Lower Excise Tax


Taxes on certain goods were lower

Washington Re-elected


Washington became the President of the United States for the second time

Proclamation of Neutrality

April 22, 1793

Washington decided that the U.S. shouldn't take sides in other country's wars

Battle of Fallen Timbers

August 20th, 1794

The final battle of the Northwest Indian War

Jay's Treaty

November 19, 1794

A treaty with Britain was put in place

Treaty of Greenville

August 3, 1795

Ended the Northwest Indian War

Pinckney's Treaty

October 27, 1795

A treaty with Spain was put in place

New States Added


Kentucky, Tennesse, and Vermont were added as new states

Election of 1796


New President was elected

Washington's Farewell Address

September 19, 1796

Washington gave a speech right before he left office

Inauguration of John Adams

March 4th, 1797

John Adams officially became the 2nd President of the United States

XYZ Affair

1798 - 1800

Resulted in an unofficial war called the Quasi-War. It was an incident between the American and French Diplomats

Alien and Sedition Acts


New powers for deporting foreigners. It made it harder for immigrants to vote

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions


Said that the Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional