French Revolution began in France with the storming of the Bastille. It was a period of anarachy in France. It helped influenced a literary movement in Europe. I.e. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, etc.
The Power of Sympathy
January 21, 1789 - January 22, 1789
William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy was published. It is considered the first American novel.
First State of the Union Address
January 9, 1790 - January 10, 1790
Given by President George Washington on January 9th, 1790. It addressed what the newly formed nation would do in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War.
London Monster caught
June 23, 1790 - June 24, 1790
Famous murderer who wreaked havoc on the ladies of London for several years. He had a fascination with poking and stabbing his victims with knives.
Bill of Rights takes effect
December 15, 1791 - December 16, 1791
The Bill of Rights takes effect.
Fugitive Slave Act
February 12, 1793 - February 13, 1793
Fugitive Slave Act passed, requiring the return of slaves that escaped from slave states into free territory or states.
Yellow Fever Epidemic
August 1, 1793 - November 9, 1793
Yellow Fever Epidemic hits Philidelphia and end the lives of over 5,000 people over a few months. Eventually ends when the November frost kills the Mosquitos who are transmitting the sickness. Charles Brockden Brown contracted and recovered from the disease.
The Age of Reason
1794 - 1807
Thomas Paine''s The Age of Reason was published in three parts, spanning from 1794 to 1807. It challenged many long held religious beliefs and is thought to have influenced the character Wieland.
The Mysteries of Udolpho
May 8, 1794 - May 9, 1794
Anne Radcliffe's fourth and most popular novel is a perfect example of what a Gothic novel should consist of. It was published on May 8th, 1794.
Treaty of Madrid
October 27, 1795 - October 28, 1795
Establishes boundaries between Spanish colonies and U.S. Colonies.
January 1, 1797 - January 2, 1797
Hannah Webster Foster released The Coquette anonymously in 1797, her name was not attached to the novel until 1856.
John Adams sworn in as President
March 4, 1797 - March 5, 1797
John Adams is sworn in as the second President of the United States of America.
September 1, 1798 - September 2, 1798
Charles Brockden Brown publishes the first siginificant American novel, Wieland.