George Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789 in New York City as the first president of the United States.
The states were deeply in debt and they weren't making enough money to pay it off.
Problems in the NW Territory
Washington looked to Hamilton (Secretary of Treasury) for help. Hamilton came up with a 3 step plan and helped the government out of debt.
To raise money congress imposed a tax on all whiskey made and sold in the country. Many farmers were mad and decided to protest and burn down tax collector homes. To stop this issue Washington showed Americans that armed rebellion was not acceptable in a republic.
10 years after the British promised to withdraw within a responsible time they were found back in Native American territory supplying them with guns and ammunition in hope that it would limit American settlement in the NW Territory.
In April 1789 the French broke out into war in hopes of destroying an unfair class system. The three main causes for the revolution were financial crisis's, economic depression, and age of reason.