George Washington Events

For Mr. Selby period 5.


French Revolution

1789 - 1793

The French Revolution was when the French rebelled against their king in 1789. After overthrowing them, they created a republican government. They were inspired by the Americans. However, to the Americans, the French were very violent, especially when they beheaded King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette. Soon the French and Great Britain went to war.

Native Americans defeat General Harmar


Miami chief Little Turtle formed a Native American Alliance and defeated US forces led by General Josiah Harmar.

Native Americans defeat General Arthur


The Native American defeat General Arthur St. Clair's forces.

Whiskey Tax

March, 1791

In 1791, Congress passed a tax on American-made whiskey. It was to raise money for federal debt and to test the government's control.

General Wayne Takes Command


President Washington gives command to the US army in the West to General Anthony Wayne.

Protests of the Whiskey Tax


Protests over the Whiskey tax began in 1792. In response to this, President Washington issued a proclamation saying people had to obey the law.

Jefferson's Resignation


Thomas Jefferson resigned from Washington's cabinet after disagreeing with the Neutrality Proclamation.

Neutrality Proclamation

April 22, 1793

George Washington made the Neutrality Proclamation, which stated that the USA would not take sides with any European countries during war.

Whiskey Rebellion


Fighting over the Whiskey Tax began in 1794. They attacked tax payers and began calling themselves the new Sons of Liberty.

Native American Defeat

August 20, 1794

The Native Americans and Wayne's forces fight in the Battle of Fallen Timbers. The Native Americans were then defeated. It was named this due to the mass destruction of trees by a tornado.

End of the Whiskey Rebellion

November, 1794

Washington personally led the army against the rebellion, being the only president to ever do so. He lead an army of 13,000 against them, but by then, most of them had fled. There was no battle at all.

Jay's Treaty

November, 1794

Jay's Treaty settled the fights between the United States and Great Britain. The British would pay for damages they had done against American trade ships and the United States would pay debts to the British.

Treaty of Greenville

August 1795

The Native Americans signed the Treaty of Greenville in 1795, which gave most of their land to the USA. In return, they received $20,000 worth of supplies.

Pinckney's Treaty

October, 1795

Pinckney's Treaty settled border and trade disputes between the USA and Spain. Spain would recognize the USA's border and reopen the port in New Orleans.