George Washington Presidency


George Washington President Term

April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797

George Washington's Presidency Term
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French Revolution

July 14, 1789 - December 24, 1799

A time of social and political upheaval in the world and French history.
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Defeat of General Josiah Harmar by Chief Little Turtle

October 22, 1790

Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle American troops under General Josiah Harmar at present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.

Defeat of General Arthur St. Clair by Chief Little Turtle


Native Americans under Chiefs Black Jacket and Little Turtle defeat General Arthur St. Clair's forces.

General Anthony Wayne Takes Command of U.S. Forces


President Washington gave command of the army in the West to General Anthony Wayne

Whiskey Rebellion

1792 - November 1794

Fighting breaks out from farmers lashing out against the tax on whiskey.

General Anthony Wayne Arrives in Ohio


In 1793 General Wayne arrived in Ohio. Many of his men were ill from smallpox and influenza, so they were unable to fight well.

The Neutrality Proclamation

April 22, 1793

A formal announcement issued by President George Washington on April 22, 1793. It declares the nation neutral in the conflict between France and Great Britain.

Battle of Fallen Timbers

August 20, 1794

The Battle of Fallen Timbers (August 20, 1794) was the final battle of the Northwest Indian War with the U.S. and Chief Little Turtle who was defeated.

Jay's Treaty

November 1794

Whiskey Rebellion is Crushed

November 1794

(Taken from United States History: Independence to 1914)
Washington declared that he could “no longer remain a passive [inactive] spectator” in the event. He personally led the army in military action against the rebellion—the first and only time an American president has done so. The army of about 13,000 men approached western Pennsylvania in November 1794. By this time most of the rebels had fled. The Whiskey Rebellion ended without a battle.

Pinckney's Treaty

October 1795