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Cabinet Battle discussing Hamilton's financial plan
The French Revolution
The U.S. was $52 million in debt, so Washington placed Hamilton in charge of getting them out of debt, Hamilton’s plan was to, take the state's debts, make a national bank, and place tariffs. Jefferson didn’t like this, but Washington sided with Hamilton and they made a national bank, showing that if something needs to be changed the president should do what is best.
In 1791 Hamilton decided to put a tariff on American whiskey, the citizens of the U.S. didn’t like that, so they formed a rebellion, Hamilton realized this rebellion threatens the fate of the U.S. so he offers that Washington sends a militia to take out the rebellion, who, late, agrees and also pardons two rebels. This shows how the president must always try to find a clean solution to a problem and not solve every problem with war or violence.
On April 22nd, 1793, Washington announced The Proclamation of Neutrality, meaning that America would not assist France or Britain to help win the war, this decision was based upon Washington's ideals, which were that he had to do what was best for the country, against Jefferson's wishes, who wanted to support France's revolution as they dis for them. Hamilton however, wanted to support Britain the stronger of the two.
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