George Washington's Presidency


French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Motivated by the American Revolution, the French People rebelled against their King. The ending result was the French people beheading the King.

Whiskey Rebellion

1791 - 1794

Farmers who used their leftover grain and corn in the form of whiskey as a medium of exchange were forced to pay a new tax. The people did not want the tax, soon fights broke out and people stopped paying the tax.

Proclamtion of Neutrality

April 22, 1793

George Washington's proclamation stated that he would not side England or France during their war.

Jay's Treaty

November 19, 1794

United States and Britain signed this treaty; to settle outstanding issues between the two countries that had been left unresolved since American independence.

Treaty of Greenville

August 3, 1795

After the 5 year war between the Native Americans and the U.S. in the Northwest-Territory, the U.S. won. After the war both sides signed a peace treaty which gave the U.S., Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.This established a definite boundary between Indian lands and those lands open to white settlement.

Pinckney’s Treaty

October 27, 1795

Resolved territorial disputes between the U.S. and Spain,granted American ships the right to free navigation of the Mississippi River, and duty-free transport through the port of New Orleans, then under Spanish control.