George Washington Timline


French Revolution

1789 - 1799

The French Revolution was a revolution started by rebels in France who were influenced by the story of America. Inspiring them to revolt against their king and queen. Many Americans liked the fact that the French follow in their foots steps, until they beheaded the King and Queen.

George Washington's Presidency

April 30, 1789 - March 4,1797

Seige of the Bastille

July 14, 1789

On July 14, 1789, during the French Revolution, rebels attacked and took over a fort and prison that they saw as a symbol of the royal rule. !{width: 200px; height: 200px;}

The Whiskey Rebellion

1791 - 1794

The Whiskey Rebellion was a rebellion by farmers who made whiskey for some more profits, but were taxed by the government. Protests forced George Washington to issue a proclamation that forced the farmers to obey the law. Most protests were peaceful, but some escalated to violence and that spread to other states. George didn't like this and physically led 13,000 troops to western Pennsylvania. The rebels had already fled and the Whiskey Rebellion had ended.

The Neutrality Proclamation

April 22, 1793

The Neutrality Proclamation by George Washington, made it that the United States could not favor or aid any of two or more European countries at war.

Battle of Fallen Timbers

August 20, 1794

The Battle of Fallen Timbers was a battle between Native Americans and United State troops. The Native Americans didn't like how their land was being taken away, so they decide to act causing trouble in Northwestern territory. Natives decide to rain a supply train and, in response, U.S. troops burned some crops and villages. The British traders who were aiding the Natives stopped aiding them and General Anthony Wayne advised his troops to seek peace with the Natives instead of fighting with them.

Signing of Jay's Treaty

November 1794

Jay's Treaty was the resolution to problems that arose between Great Britain and the United States. The British agreed to leaving their forts on the northwest frontier and pay for stolen/damaged ships, while the U.S. pay their debts to the British. Citizens didn't like the treaty, fearing that it hurt trade and didn't punish the British enough.

Signing of Treaty of Greenville

August 1795

The treaty of Greenville settled the disputes between Natives and the United States. It gave the Americans most of the land held by the natives and 20,000 dollars worth of goods as well as the rights to the land they are left with.

Pinckney’s Treaty

October 1795

Pinckney’s Treaty was an agreement between the United States and the Spanish. It decided where the U.S. and Spanish border laid. The treaty was in response to much confusion between where the border actually lied that lead to the closing of New Orleans port.