Beginning of New Government-Part 1

Beginning of New Government-Part 1

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  • The First President
  •  Financial Crisis 
  • We are heavily in debt.
  • Hamilton’s Financial Plan
  • I have a plan.
  • As the first president of the United States, George Washington had to put a working government in place and to do this, he appointed a group of people that became known as the President's Cabenit.
  • Whiskey Rebellion 
  • Soon after Washington took office, the young country faced a financial crisis. They were $52 million in debt and this debt was mainly in the form of bonds.
  •  Problems in NW Territory 
  • Alexander Hamilton came up with a plan to try and solve the country's financial crisis and his plan had three parts, including the action of the Federal Government taking on and paying all state debt, there would be a national bank created for the country, and that high tariffs would be set on all imported British goods. The first two parts of this plan were approved but the last part was declined because many of the citizens enjoyed purchasing British products.
  •  French Revolution
  • In order for Congress to raise money, they placed a tax on all whiskey made and sold in the country and it was mostly backcountry farmers who made and sold this product. This tax made these farmers extremely mad so when the officials came to collect the tax, they burned down the home of a tax collector and this action tested the will of the government and showed that armed rebellion would not be accepted in this country.
  • In the Northwest Territory, the British were supplying the Native Americans with weapons and ammunition to fight the U.S. and in response to this, the U.S. tried to bribe the Native Americans to give up their land but they refused. Then Washington sent the military to force the Native Americans out after they wouldn't sell.
  • In 1789 the French Revolution occured due to a Financial Crisis, an Economic Depression, and the Enlightenment. The Financial Crisis happened due to spending huge sums of money on soldiers and weapons, the Economic Depression was due to downturns in harvesting and manufacturing, and the Enlightenment was for ordinary people to elect the leaders of their government. 
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