George Washington Time-Line

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Pinckney's Treaty

1784 - 1795

The same type of situation happened, but with Spain. Spain thought that if the British and the Americans got together, they would fight the Spanish. Washington again sent someone to go discuss the problem. His name was Thomas Pinckney. When he got there, he asked if they could reopen the trade between the two countries and also have the right of deposit. The man meeting Pinckney, Manuel de Godoy, tried to delay the agreement so they would become desperate and accept something that would help the Spanish. Eventually, Godoy accepted, and Jay's Treaty was signed.

The French Revolution

July 14, 1789 - January 1793

There was a lot of tension between the French and the British after French people rebelled. Those tensions rose until on July 14, 1789, citizens in Paris attacked and overthrew their government. They created a new republican government. After they beheaded the King and Queen later in that same year, France and Britain went to war.

Jay's Treaty

1790 - November 1794

After the British stopped sending ships to French West Indies, Washington decided to send someone named John Jay to go and try to compromise with the British. Even though America was at its weakest, it still also wanted to prevent war. In November 1794, the British and Americans signed Jay's Treaty. This said that all disputes between the United States and Britain were to be settled. The British payed damages on seized American ships and abandoned their forts on the frontier. The United States, in return, payed debts to the British. Not many people were happy about the treaty. INfact, some people burned a fake dummy that said "Jay" in their anger. Washington also did not like the treaty, but that was all they could do at the time.

The Whiskey Reunion

March 1791 - November 1794

In 1791, Congress passed a tax on whiskey. Hamilton was saying how it would help pay off their debts. They could not afford these new taxes. Since whiskey was considered valuable like money, people in the west considered it unfair and that it was aimed at them than anyone else. In the beginning, the complaints were peacefully and respectful, but when they didn't get what they wanted, fights began to break out. When the rebels got more violent, Washington sent more than 10,000 men to go take care of them. But by then, the rebels have fled the town.

General Wayne Takes Command

1793 - 1794

General Wayne arrived in Ohio in 1793. He was there to make and protect some supply forts in Greenville. When a group of Indians attacked some of the forts, Wayne and his men responded by attacking. Soon the leader, Little Turtle, retreated, and urged his people to seek peace.

The French Question

April 1793 - December 1793

Edmond Genet, a representative to the United States from France asked the President if they would be willing to get help in defeating the British. Washington said that it would violate their new proclamation, but others got mad. Some said that they should help because the French helped them in the Revolutionary War. Others wanted to help Britain because they were the most powerful trading nation ever at that time. Harrison came in and tried to persuade Washington, overstepping his line of authority. Jefferson resigned in 1793 from Washington's cabinet.
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The Neutrality Proclamation

April 22, 1793 - December 1793

When America got the news that France and Britain were going to war, Washington created the Neutrality Proclamation. This stated that the United States cannot favor any side of this war. Washington believed that this was the safest way to go, but some disagreed and said that Washington had gone beyond his authority.

The End of the Conflict

1794 - 1795

On August 24, 1794, Native Americans attacked Wayne and his men in the Battle of Fallen Timbers. But they were defeated. The Treaty of Greenville was made. This said that the United States were able to take most Indian lands.