Charles Thomson, secretary of Congress, visits Mount Vernon to inform George Washington that he has been elected president of the United States. Washington accepts the position. John Adams is elected vice president.
George Washington is inaugurated as president in New York City.
The U.S. Senate votes to address the executive as “Mr. President.”
Alexander Hamilton presents Washington with his “Report on Public Credit.”
Washington signs the bill moving the national capital to the Potomac (the future Washington, D.C.) in ten years.
Washington signs the bill creating the Bank of the United States.
Washington is unanimously reelected to a second term as president. John Adams is reelected as vice president.
Washington is inaugurated for his second term.
Washington presents his Proclamation of Neutrality.
The Whiskey Insurrection begins when armed citizens oppose a U.S. marshal in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.