Cabinet Battle discussing Hamilton's financial plan
We refuse taxes!
The French Revolution
Let's burn it down!
In this picture Hamilton and Jefferson are arguing about Hamilton's national bank. Washington does not like this argument and soon after makes them take a walk after they start calling each other names. Jefferson thought the bank would not help the country and knew the South would have to pay for it.
I'm resigning as president.
The farmers are standing outside the White House protesting against taxes on whiskey. Whiskey is one of their most profitable items, which makes it unacceptable for them to get taxed for it. This makes them angry as they have to pay for something they don't necessarily want or need.
Pay us to stop!
In the French Revolution the people wanted to leave France and create their own nation. They were inspired by the Americans to fight for their freedom, but America wasn't in shape to help Britain or France. George Washington eventually decided to stay neutral and not fight with either France or Britain. Hamilton wanted to fight Britain, but Jefferson and Madison wanted to fight with France.
Alien and Sedition Acts
George Washington stepped down from being the first president of the United States after his second term. This caused John Adams to become the second president. The United States was not happy about Adams being president, however, since he didn't start a war with France.
During the French Revolution the French were attacking American ships. When Washington sent some people to talk to France about it, they told us to bribe them. This angered America, but we were not in the the right position to fight in a war.
Please stop attacking our ships.
In 1798, the government made laws that Aliens, illegal people that came into our country, could not talk bad about our country. If they said anything bad about our government or country, they could get put into jail or get deported. This violated the First Amendment, so everyone was not happy.