First petition to Congress for emancipation, presented by the Society of Friends.
Alexander Hamilton submits his Report on the Public Credit and Report on a National Bank to Congress.
Treaty of New York.
Methodists and Baptists start to make major strides in converting slaves to Christianity.
Pacific coast explored and mapped by Alejandro Malaspina.
757,181 blacks living in the U.S.; 697,624 are slaves.
Naturalization Act passed; only "free white persons" are allowed to become U.S. citizens.
First recorded arrival of Asian Indians on U.S. soil.
U.S. population is 3,929,0000.
Samuel Slater opens his first Rhode Island mill for the production of cotton yarn.