In 1791 the whiskey Farmers in western Pennsylvania rebelled against over the very strict enforcement on a high price tax on whiskey.
Creating a Milita
President Washington signs the first United States copyright law, signs a bill into law that directed the federal government to assume the Revolutionary War debts of the states.
The Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is declared in full force by President Adams. It stipulates that federal courts shall not have the jurisdiction over litigation between individuals from one state against individuals from another state.
President Adams is authorized by Congress to raise a militia of 80,000 men for defensive purposes in case of war with France. The three man American peace commission is received coolly and then asked to pay a bribe in order to speak with French Foreign Minister.