First Democratic societies established.Chisholm v. Georgia.
Large-scale exodus of French planters from Saint Domingue to the U.S.
France declares war on Britain and Spain.
Citizen Genet arrives in United States.Yellow Fever epidemic.
Congress enacts the Fugitive Slave Law; the law requires judges to award possession of a runaway slave upon any formal request by his master or his representative.
Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation.