George Washington Timeline


French Revolution

1789 - 1793

The French decided to overthrow their King the way the Americans had done with the British. The war ended when King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette were beheaded.

George Washington became President

April 1789

Jefferson resigned from Washington's Cabinet


Jefferson wanted Americans to help France by commanding Privateer (private ships used to attack enemies) even though this went against the Neutrality Proclamation. Jefferson didn't agree with the policy, and believed the Americans owed the French because they helped out during the Revolutionary War.

Neutraility Proclamation

April 22, 1793

This Proclamation stated that the United States would not take sides with any European Countries at war.

Jay's Treaty

November 1794

Jay's Treaty settled any fight between the US and Britain in the early 1790's

Pinckney's Treaty

October 1795

Settled border and trade "disputes" between the US and Spain.