George Washington's Presidency

By- Aisha Warsame

Remaining Neutral

1st President of the United States of America

April 30, 1789

George Washington becomes 1st President of the United States of America, after he electoral collage chooses him.

French Revolution

July 14, 1789

The people of Paris attacked and captured the Bastille which was a hated fortress and prison that was a symbol of power.

Beheading of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette

January 1793 - October 1793

King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette are beheaded by the Revolutionaries because of the traditional authority that made people angered.

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The Neutrality Proclamation

Neutrality Proclamation

April 22, 1793

Washington presented his opinion to Congress and issued the Neutrality Proclamation which stated that the United States wouldn’t take any sides with any European Country that they were at war.

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The French Question

Thomas Jefferson Resigns

December 31, 1793

Thomas Jefferson resigns from Washington’s cabinet after he gets angered at the U.S policy towards France.
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Jay's Treaty

Seize Ships


The British seize ships that are headed to the French West Indies for carrying food.

Jay's Treaty

November 1794

The United States and Great Britain signed Jay’s Treaty which settled the disputes that had happened in the early 1790s.

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Jay's Treaty Protests

November 1794

Many Protest start throughout the United States about Jay’s Treaty, the citizens and even congressional leaders thought that the treaty did not punish Britain for their actions.

Pinckney's Treaty

New Orleans Port Closed


Spain closes the New Orleans port from trade with the United States after disputes about the border between Florida and the United States.

Pinckney's Treaty

October 1795

Manuel de Godoy, a Spanish minister, agreed to the Pinckney’s Treaty which settled border and trade problems with Spain. Also, the New Orleans port opens back again. !!{width: 200px; height: 200px;}!

Conflict in the Northwest Territory

Little Turtle

October 1790

The British- Little Turtle defeats the United States led by General Josiah Harmar.
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General Wayne Takes Command

General Wayne Starts


Washington gives his command to General Anthony Wayne to bring his troops to the frontier.

General Wayne Arrives


General Wayne arrives in Ohio but many of his forces were sick with diseases like small pox and influenza.

Attack on Train


Little Turtle led Native American groups led an attack on supply trains near a fort. At the fort they attacked the other Native American towns and destroyed the crops by fire.

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The End of Conflict

Battle of Fallen Timbers

August 20, 1794

General Wayne’s troops and Native Americans fought in the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

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Treaty of Greenville

August 1795

The Treaty of Greenville is signed and ends the fighting in the Northwest Territory.

The Whiskey Rebellion

Tax on Whiskey

March 1791

Congress decided to pass tax on Whiskey made in America which would soon lead to rebellions.

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Reaction in the West

Protests about Tax on Whiskey


When protests spark about the tax on whiskey because they should be able to keep their money on their products. But, this led President Washington to pass a proclamation stating that they must follow the law.

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Whiskey Rebellion Is Crushed

President Washington takes Action


When the protests got out of hand, President Washington decided to take action. He sent his army of 13,000 men to Pennsylvania. When the revels saw they immediately left and this ended the rebellion without any battle.