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1794 Important Historical Events

Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin, revolutionizing the cotton industry in the South

The US flag increases its stars and stripes to 15 each.

The US government forms a permenant Navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.

The Whiskey Rebellion takes place, centered in Western Pennsylvania, over taxes. Rebellion is defeated.

The Jay Treaty is signed between the US and Great Britain, resulting in 10 years of peaceful trade. This treaty settled remaining differences between the US and Britain left over from the American Revolution.