George Washington Domestic and Foreign Affairs

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  • Development of the Cabinet

    Development of the Cabinet
    Shortly after Washington is elected he begins organizing a Cabinet to help him make laws. The attorney general was established with the Judiciary Act of 1789 on September 24.
  • National Bank

    National Bank
    On February 25, 1791 the Congress agreed to charter the National Bank for a term of 20 years.
  • Citizen Genet

    Citizen Genet
    Citizen Genet came to America on behalf of the new French Republic to convince Americans to aid France in their revolution and the developing wars with Europe. Instead of appealing to George Washington, Citizen Genet spoke directly to the people. His offensive behavior caused George Washington to ask for a new French Ambassador to America. Read More
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  • Proclamation of Neutrality

    Proclamation of Neutrality
    This proclamation declared the neutrality of the United States in current foreign affairs, including the French Revolution. Read More
  • Whiskey Rebellion

    Whiskey Rebellion
    Lasting from July to August in 1794, the Whiskey Rebellion was the main domestic affair during Washington's Presidency.
  • Battle of Fallen Timbers

    Battle of Fallen Timbers
    The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the last battle of the Northwest Indian War in which Washington played an essential role.
  • Jay Treaty

    Jay Treaty
    The Jay Treaty is the product of Washington's attempt at a peaceful resolution of the attacks on both American merchant ships and the Western Frontier. The treaty states that the British will abandon their posts in the West, but says nothing about protecting American merchant ships. Read More
  • The Pinckney Treaty

    The Pinckney Treaty
    Read MoreThe Pinckney Treaty is the product of Spain believing that America was drawing closer to Britain. As a response to this percieved threat, Spain consolidated its holding in North America. The Pinckney Treaty opened the lower Mississippi to American trade (beneficial to both countries) and changed the border of Florida.
  • Farewell Address

    Farewell Address
    Washington's Farewell Address is published in the Philadelphia American Daily Advertiser the same day he departs for Mount Vernon.
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    Washington's Presidency

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    French Revolution

    The French Revolution radically changed Europe and also had a profound effect on the United States. George Washington was president during much of this period and kept a policy of neutrality. Read More