Washington sent John Jay to London to try to solve the problems with Britain. The us agreed to pay debts long owed by British merchants. In return British agreed to pay for ships they had seized and withdraw its troops from the Northwest Territory, but they refused to recognize the us right to trade with France and tp cease impressment of the us saloons.
Pay us $250,000 and a loan of 12,000,000
In Washington's farewell address he said he wanted them to protect the union and avoid political factions, stay off Europe conflict, and also the president should only serve 2 terms.
Alien & Sedition Acts
I believe that you could be a spy for the country we are at war with.
The first political parties were the federalists led by Alexander Hamilton and the democratic republicans were lead by Thomas Jefferson. Hamilton believed in Federal power, pro british, loose understanding of the constitution, wanted both a national bank, and protective tariffs. Jefferson Believed in state power, pro France, strict understanding of the constitution, and they were against both a national bank and protective tariffs.
Will you join congress as a federalist judge?
Adams sent a mission to france to make peace with them. When the people got there three people met them (X, Y, Z). The said they had to pay money and a loan if they wanted to see the French minister. Adams said no and decided it was better to form a better military.
The alien and sedition acts were made up of four parts. They talk about things either a citizen or the president could or could not do now with this act.
In 1800 the federalists lost all their power in both congress. During the last two months of being in office President Adams tried to get as many federalist judges in congress as he could so the federalists could still have a say.