Cabinet Battle Between Hamilton and Jefferson Over Hamilton's Financial Plan
The Constitution says we can't!
The U.S. needs my plan to survive! High tariffs, paying off war debts and a national bank is the only way!
Why did I agree to this?
The Whiskey Rebellion
Stop taxing our whiskey!
The French Revolution
Hamilton (Right) and Jefferson (Left) argue over Hamilton's financial plan, which consisted of three things: 1. Higher Tariffs 2. Paying Off War Debts 3. Establishing a National Bank
Don't develop any political parties after I resign. It will be the downfall of this nation!
Southerners, angry over a tax on whiskey, which is their main product, revolt. They tar and feather a taxman and 13,000 soldiers arrive to put down the rebellion. This proved Washington's point, which was that the government had the power the enforce laws.
Not a sixpence!
You want peace, we want money.
France, demanding independence, executes the king and queen with a guillotine. Thousands of French are killed during the revolution. Jefferson wants to side with the French, while Hamilton wants to side with the British. Washington decides America should be neutral.
The Alien and Sedition Acts
Washington retires from his presidency. He warns against forming political parties. Hamilton and Jefferson fail to follow his advice. Hamilton forms the Federalist party, while Jefferson forms the Democratic-Republican party.
Charles Pinckney, John Marshall, and Elbridge Gerry went to Paris to establish a treaty so that the French would stop attacking their trading ships. Three people, referred to as X, Y, and Z, said they could talk to the minister if they bribed him $250,000 and loaned France $10,000,000. The Americans refused, saying they wouldn't pay France a sixpence. America, in return, decided to attack France instead.
In 1798, during a time of crisis, John Adams, the second president, didn't want to be criticized. This led to the ratification of the Alien and Sedition Acts. These acts targeted aliens, or immigrants, who were, for the most part, anti-federalists. This also banned criticism against Adams in newspapers. Kentucky and Virginia both pointed out that it violated the First Amendment, and it was repealed somewhere between 1800 and 1802.
CRITICISM TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT BANNED DOES THIS VIOLATE THE FIRST AMENDMENT?