Chapter 7 Events

  • George Washington's Inauguration

    George Washington took the oath of office as the first president of the United States.
  • Congress Approves Hamilton's plan for Funding and Assumption

    Hamilton's Plan was that ths United States promised to fund its foreign and domestic obligations at full face value. And that the federal government assume responsibility for paying the remaining state debts.
  • Harmar's Defeat

    General Josiah Harmar led his army into and Indian ambush and was defeated.
  • Bank of the U.S. Chartered

    Created by Alexander Hamilton and gave the bank the right to open branches anywhere in the nation.
  • St. Clair's Defeat

    St. Clair's army suffered more than 900 casualties near the Wabash River.
  • Genet Affair

    An incident precipitated by Edmond Charles Genêt, a minister to the United States. His activities violated an American proclamation of neutrality in the European conflict and greatly embarrassed France's supporters in the United States.
  • Proclomation of Neutrality

    A treaty issued by Washington in response to the Genet Affair
  • Jay's Treaty

    Treaty between the United States and Great Britain that helped avert war between the two and increased trade between the countries.
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Hamilton proposed an excise tax on whiskey. The farmers of western PA grew hostile to the idea and started rebelling against it. Washington blamed the Republican clubs for promoting civil unrest.
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers

    The final battle of the Northwest Indian War. Led to the signing of the Treaty of Greenville.
  • Treaty of Greenville

    Formally ceded to the US government the land that became OH.
  • Treaty of San Lorenzo

    Opened the Mississippi River, gave the right to deposit goods in New Orleans without paying duties, made a secure southern boundary on the 31st parallel, and promised to stay out of Indian affairs. Also known as the Pinckney treaty.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington announces his planned withdrawal from presidency and warns people against future problems with the government that may arise.
  • John Adam's elected president.

    Adam's was elected the next president after George Washington.
  • XYZ Affair

    The High Federalists were instructed to obtain compensation for the ships seized by French privateers as well as release from the treaties of 1778. Instead of dealing directly with Tallyrand, they met with obscure intermediaries who demanded a huge bribe.
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    4 bills passed by Federalists during the Quasi War that were designed to protect the Americans from enemy aliens and to prevent attacks from weakening the government.
  • Quasi War

    An undeclared naval war between France and Spain that sprung up from the XYZ Affair.
  • Kentucky and Virginia Resolution

    Drafted by Jefferson and Madison in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts that resolved not to abide by the acts.
  • Election of 1800

    The election for presidency between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr, two Republican candidates that tied the election. Jefferson won in the end.