Washington's Presidency

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  • Washington's Presidency 
  • Washington's Presidency  By:Sarah Mastowski  Period 5
  • French Revolution 
  • “We are choosing to be neutral and aren't going to choose any sides.”
  • Neutrality Proclamation
  • “I believe that the safest plan is to not take any sided with any European countries at war.” Washington said
  • “Do you have the right to issue the proclamation without approval of Congress?” James Madison questioned
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  • Privateers
  • “The French wanted us to attack the British for them but we couldn't afford to get pulled into another war.”
  • Some people chose to be neutral because if they chose one side the other side would want to attack them but they rather help both sides.
  • Jay's Treaty
  • “We are settling the disputes that had arisen between the United States and Great Britain.”
  • Many people did not believe with Washington's choice, but he thought it was the best plan.
  • Pinckney's Treaty
  • “I agree to Pinckney's treaty which will settle the border and trade disputes through the Mississippi River with Spain.” Said Godoy
  • The Americans couldn't afford another war. They were smart enough to realize the French were trying to get us pulled into the war and loose.
  • Jay's Treaty also meant that the British would pay for damages on seized Americans ships and abandon their forts on northwestern frontier. The United States would pay for depts it owed the British.
  • Jay's Treaty 
  • This also opened ports at New Orleans to American ships.
  • Pinckney's Treaty
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