It started because the France rebelled against their king in 1789 and than ended it with the beheading of their king Louis XVI and queen Marie Antoinette.
1789 - 1799
Jefferson thought that we should have backed up the French becasue they helped us during the Revolutionary war.
George Washington came up with this because he did not want the US to take sides with any European country. But after he made the proclamation James Madison questioned him why he did this without approval of the congress.
Battle of Fallen Timbers
This was named Battle of the fallen timbers because of all the trees that had been destroyed cause of a tornado. This battle was against the Native Americans and Wayne's troops. The Native Americans lost and the strength of the Indians forces were broken.