Articles of Confederation to the Presidency of John Adams
The Continental Congress is called upon to draft new constitutions and the Articles of Confederation are written up
Shay's Rebellion American Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels in a protest against economic and civil rights injustices, but was eventually crushed
After the Land Ordinance of 1785, the Northwest Ordinance is established, which decided how to deal with the newly acquired land. During this time, the Great Compromise was also created which called for proportional representation in the House, and one representative per state in the Senate. The Constitution and the three fifths compromise were also signed and created at the convention.
George Washington is unanimously elected to become president, and established the first cabinet composed of three department heads. The Judiciary act was also created during this time, while the French Revolution started
In 1791, the Bill of Rights was established which safeguarded American principles with 10 amendments and the Bank of the United States was created.
The Treaty of Greenville was signed in August 1795 where the Indians gave up their land for a few thousand dollars and sovereign status.
The Reign of Terror began in 1793, as the king and other officials were beheaded in the French Revolution. Thus, Washington issued the Neutrality Proclamation during this time too
Jay's Treaty which tried to resolve the situation between the British and the Americans but was very unpopular. It also resulted in Pickney's Treaty with Spain which granted the US everything they had demanded from the Spanish
George Washington delivers his farewell address, preaching neutrality, as John Adams becomes the new President of the USA.
The Virginia and Kentucky resolutions which are political statements created to say that the Alien and Sedition Acts were unconstitutional.
The Convention of 1800 as peace with France is declared. The presidential election also takes place, resulting in Jefferson becoming the next president of the United States
The Articles of Confederation are approved and put into place
The Alien Laws and Sedition Acts are passed which included new powers to deport foreigners and made it harder for new immigrants to vote.
The XYZ affair was a failed diplomatic incident with French delegates in which they tried to elicit money out of the Americans in order to speak to Talleyrand. This incited the famous quote - "Millions for defense, not one for tribute"
The Constitution was finally ratified, by all 13 colonies and put into motion. This creates a new government underneath the Constitution, signaling the difference from the Articles of Confederation.
During 1792, France invaded Austria and declared itself as a republic, which was the first step towards the terrifying actions that the rebellion would take later on.
The British had supplied Indians with the power to fight the Americans. Yet, during the Battle of Fallen Timbers, the British refused to shelter them from danger, thus prompting the Indians to start a peace treaty with America