1793 in the United States
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|1793 in the United States|
|Years:||1790 1791 1792 – 1793 – 1794 1795 1796|
13 stars, the Betsy Ross version (1777–95)
Events from the year 1793 in the United States.
- President: George Washington
- Vice President: John Adams (Federalist)
- Chief Justice: John Jay
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (Pro-Admin.-Connecticut) (until March 4), Frederick Muhlenberg (Anti-Admin.-Pennsylvania) (starting December 2)
- Congress: 2nd (until March 4), 3rd (starting March 4)
- Governor of Connecticut: Samuel Huntington (Federalist)
- Governor of Delaware: Joshua Clayton (Federalist)
- Governor of Georgia: Edward Telfair (Democratic-Republican) (until November 7), George Mathews (starting November 7)
- Governor of Kentucky: Issac Shelby (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Maryland: Thomas Sim Lee (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of Massachusetts: John Hancock (no political party) (until October 8), Samuel Adams (no political party) (starting October 8)
- Governor of New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of New Jersey:
- Governor of New York: George Clinton (Democratic-Republican)
- Governor of North Carolina: Richard Dobbs Spaight (Federalist)
- Governor of Pennsylvania: Thomas Mifflin (no political party)
- Governor of Rhode Island: Arthur Fenner (Country)
- Governor of South Carolina: William Moultrie (Federalist)
- Governor of Vermont: Thomas Chittenden (no political party)
- Governor of Virginia: Henry Lee III (Federalist)
- Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut: Oliver Wolcott (Federalist)
- Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts: Samuel Adams (Democratic-Republican)
- Lieutenant Governor of New York: Pierre Van Cortlandt (political party unknown)
- Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island: Samuel J. Potter (Democratic-Republican)
- Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina: James Ladson (Federalist)
- Lieutenant Governor of Vermont: Peter Olcott (political party unknown)
- January 9 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first to fly in a gas balloon in the United States.
- February 12 – The Fugitive Slave Act is passed by Congress as the first federal law dealing with runaway slaves under the U.S. Constitution.
- February 25 – George Washington holds the first Cabinet meeting as President of the United States.
- February 27 – The Giles resolutions are introduced to the United States House of Representatives, asking the House to condemn Alexander Hamilton's handling of loans.
- March 1 – John Langdon becomes President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate until March 3.
- March 4 – George Washington is sworn in as President of the United States in Philadelphia, for his second term.
- July 9 – The Constitution of the State of Vermont is adopted.
- September 18 – President George Washington lays the cornerstone for the United States Capitol.
- The Yellow Fever Epidemic hits Philadelphia
- October 12 – The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on the campus of the University of North Carolina (the 12th of October is now celebrated at the University as University Day).
- October 28 – Eli Whitney applies for patent for his cotton gin (the patent is granted the following March).
- December 9 – New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster.
- In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5,000 people die from yellow fever in 1793.
- The first year of regular production begins for the United States Mint.
- Northwest Indian War (1785–1795)
- January 4 – Roger Sherman Baldwin, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1847 till 1851. (died 1863)
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- Edward Thornton. The United States through English Spectacles in 1792-1794. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 9, No. 2 (July 1885).
- Earl L. Bradsher. A Model American Library of 1793. Sewanee Review, Vol. 24, No. 4 (October 1916), pp. 458–475.
- The Democratic Societies of 1793 and 1794 in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 2, No. 4 (October 1922), pp. 239–243.
- F. W. Howay, T. C. Elliott. Voyages of the "Jenny" to Oregon, 1792-94. Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 3 (September 1929), pp. 197–206.
- F. W. Howay. The Resolution on the Oregon Coast, 1793-94. Oregon Historical Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 3 (September 1933), pp. 207–215.
- Lewis Leary. Phaeton in Philadelphia: Jean Pierre Blanchard and the First Balloon Ascension in America, 1793. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 67, No. 1 (January 1943), pp. 49–60.
- Elsie Murray. French Refugees of 1793 in Pennsylvania. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 87, No. 5, Papers on Archaeology, Ecology, Ethnology, History, Paleontology, Physics, and Physiology (May 5, 1944), pp. 387–393.
- Philip Marsh. James Monroe as "Agricola" in the Genet Controversy, 1793. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 62, No. 4 (October 1954), pp. 472–476.
- Wayne's Western Campaign: The Wayne-Knox Correspondence, 1793-1794. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 78, No. 3 (July 1954), pp. 298–341.
- Lowell H. Harrison. A Virginian Moves to Kentucky, 1793. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 15, No. 2 (April 1958), pp. 201–213.
- Dwight L. Smith, Mrs. Frank Roberts. William Wells and the Indian Council of 1793. Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 56, No. 3 (September 1960), pp. 217–226.
- James R. Beasley. Emerging Republicanism and the Standing Order: The Appropriation Act Controversy in Connecticut, 1793 to 1795. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 29, No. 4 (October 1972), pp. 587–610.
- Loren K. Ruff. Joseph Harper and Boston's Board Alley Theatre, 1792-1793. Educational Theatre Journal, Vol. 26, No. 1 (March 1974), pp. 45–52.
- Don R. Gerlach. Black Arson in Albany, New York: November 1793. Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 7, No. 3 (March 1977), pp. 301–312.
- John Hammond Moore. Theophilus Harris's Thoughts on Emigrating to America in 1793. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 36, No. 4 (October 1979), pp. 602–614.
- William A. Hunter. John Badollet's "Journal of the Time I Spent in Stony Creeck Glades," 1793-1794. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 104, No. 2 (April 1980), pp. 162–199.
- Michael L. Kennedy. A French Jacobin Club in Charleston, South Carolina, 1792-1795. The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 91, No. 1 (January 1990), pp. 4–22.
- David P. Currie. The Constitution in Congress: The Third Congress, 1793-1795. The University of Chicago Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 1 (Winter 1996), pp. 1–48.
- Mark A. Smith. Andrew Brown's "Earnest Endeavor": The "Federal Gazette'"s Role in Philadelphia's Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 120, No. 4 (October 1996), pp. 321–342.
- Albrecht Koschnik. The Democratic Societies of Philadelphia and the Limits of the American Public Sphere, c. 1793-1795. William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 58, No. 3 (July 2001), pp. 615–636.
- Tatiana Van Riemsdijk. His Slaves or Hers? Customary Claims, a Planter Marriage, and a Community Verdict in Lancaster County, 1793. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 113, No. 1 (2005), pp. 46–79.
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