If you do not negotiate with us we will go to war for a third time!
Hamilton's plan will work!
Whiskey and the grain used to make it are the most important products we have!
After the British and Native Americans violated the Treaty of Paris, Washington realized he may have to use his military in spite of wanting peace. Eventually Native Americans and white settlers went to war over the Northwest Territory.
Do not kill the King Louis!
The Native Americans underestimated Washington's troops because they had already defeated them in two wars. This time they were under a new leader, "Mad Anthony." The third war was called "Battle of the Fallen Timbers" and the Native Americans were defeated by U.S. troops. The Native Americans were expecting the British to back them up in the war, but the British did not want to get involved with the U.S.
Britain is one of our biggest trading partners!
This is an awkward position to be in.
France was our ally throughout the Revolution against the British!
After the Battle of Fallen Timbers Washington had to put even more troops into the field. A conflict arose over one of the steps in Hamilton's financial plan. Hamilton started taxing whiskey - the farmers' most important products.
We must still remain neutral.
In 1798 a financial crisis led to the French people to rebel against their own government. The French revolutionaries demanded liberty and equality. In the beginning Americans supported the French Revolution, however, it became very violent. Other European monarchs believed the revolution threatened their own thrones. This soon lead to a war between France and Britain.
You should have gave us liberty and equality!
In April 1793 Washington declared the United States would remain neutral. He decided his country would be friendly and impartial to both countries. Congress later passed a low forbidding the U.S. to side with either country.
Washington continued to stay neutral on the war between France and Britain. However, Britain made it very difficult for Washington to remain neutral because the British began seizing cargoes off American ships carrying goods from the French. To try and solve the problem Washington sent Chief Justice to England to have talks about the seizure of cargo.