George Washington as President


Pinckeny's Treaty

1784 - October 1795

The American businesses were hurting. When Spain closed down the port in New Orleans, Washington sent Thomas Pinckeny to settle the problem. The Spanish minister argued hoping Pinckeny would cave in, but in 1795 the minister signed the American treaty.

French Revolution

July 4, 1789 - 1793

By storming Bastille, the French started their own revolution which eventually lead to overthrowing their own king. Due to the American Revolution, many Americans supported this act.

Problems in Northwest Territory

1790 - August 20, 1794

When Americans kept settling, despite the Native Americans arguments, the Native American's started a war. General Wayne was appointed for the American troops by George Washington. But in 1795, the Native Americans signed the Treaty of Greenville and peace was restored.

Whiskey's Rebellion

March 1791 - November 1794

Hamilton made a tax against American-made whiskey in 1791. But many people were mad about it, adding on to their anger from the Native Americans. At first, it was peaceful, but then a fought broke out. Washington went with troops with made most rebels flee from the scene.

The French Question


Edward Genet asked American sailors to help the French in the French Revolution. When Washington found out, he told him that it was against the U.S. neutrally. But Thomas Jefferson was still upset over the neutrally. Since the French helped the Americans in the American Revolution, he thought we should do the same.

Jay's Treaty

1793 - November 1794

Other than the Neutrality Proclamation, there were other agreements. When the British took ships going to America, Washington sent John Jay to London to work out a compromise. Finally, both sides signed Jay's Treaty.

Neutrality Proclamation

April 22, 1793 - December 1793

When a war broke out against the French and British, George Washington decided not to take a side. However, this made many citizens mad, especially Thomas Jefferson who resigned.