Study Tool: Chronological Events of the New Republic Click here for a brief explanation of each column. 

 

Date

Presidential Election

Events in France

British-French Events and the US

Government Institutions

US Land Expansion

US Financial Development

Political Party Development

1789

George Washington

John Adams

French Revolution

 

Constitution approved

 

 

Division
- Federalist
- Democratic Republicans

 

 

 

 

Bill of Rights adopted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congress creates Executive Departments

 

 

Two departments
- Hamilton
- Jefferson

 

 

 

 

Judiciary Act passed

 

 

 

1790

 

 

 

 

 

1st Report on Public Credit lists debt

 

1790-01

 

 

 

 

 

Debt funding $-for-$

 

1791

 

 

 

Bill of Rights ratified-1st 10 amendments

Vermont, a state

Revenue tariff

 

1791-01

 

 

 

 

 

Assumption of state war debts

Division

1791-02

 

 

 

 

 

20-yr charter for national bank (implied, elastic, broad)

Division

1791-03

 

 

 

 

 

Whiskey Tax

Division

1791-12

 

 

 

 

 

Report on Manufactures

 

1792

George Washington

John Adams

 

 

 

Kentucky, a state

Protective tariff

Division

1792-08

 

 

 

 

 

Resistance to whiskey tax (PA, NC) 

 

1793-01

 

Louis XVI executed; Reign of Terror begins

 

 

 

 

Division

1793-02

 

 

France declares war on Great Britain

 

 

 

 

1793-04

 

 

Genet Affair

 

 

 

 

1794

 

 

Jay’s Treaty with British

 

 

Whiskey Rebellion

 

1794-03

 

 

 

11th Amendment

 

 

 

1795

 

Directory government begins

 

 

Pinckney’s Treaty

 

 

1796

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

 

 

 

Tennessee, a state

 

 

1797

 

 

XYZ Affair

 

 

 

Division

1798

 

 

Alien and Sedition Acts

 

 

 

Division

1798-99

 

 

Quasi-war with France

 

 

 

 

1799

 

Consulate begins; 1st consul Napoleon Bonaparte

 

 

 

 

 

1799

 

 

VA and KY Resolutions

 

 

 

 

1800

Thomas Jefferson

Aaron Burr

 

 

Election of 1800 as “peaceful revolution”

 

 

 

 

Brief Explanation of the Columns

The events of the New Republic (and the years that follow it as well) can be looked at chronologically, but they are easiest understood if looked at chronologically and within the categories shown:

§  Presidential Election—who were elected President and Vice President

§  Events in France—what was occurring in France that had consequences on Britain, on Europe, and thus on the United States

§  British-French Events and the US—the specific events in the United States

§  Governmental Institutions—what governmental institutions were developed

§  US Land Expansion—what was the United States doing with new states or acquisition of more land

§  US Financial Development—what financial institutions was the United States forming

§  Political Party Development—what political parties were in development

 

 

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