Cabinet Battle Discussing the Hamilton's Financial Plan
We need to start my plan! It will help the American people!
It doesn't state that you can do that in the constitution!
We cannot let the people think that we do not care.
We must show the people what happens if they do not follow the laws!
The French Revolution
We cannot attack the British or help them! They are important trading patners.
Please give me your advice Mr.Hamilton!
Hamilton’s 3 step plan was to pay all state debt, create a national bank, and to gain revenue by placing tariffs on imported goods and other items. Hamilton was going to have all of the states to help pay the debt of the states that have debt. Jefferson didn’t agree with Hamilton on the plan because the constitution did not say that he could. Washington had to set an example for future presidents so he stuck to the constitution.
The importance of the Whiskey Rebellion was for Washington to show that the government cared about the laws and that the laws are enforced. Washington is setting an example for the future that the laws must be followed or there could be consequences.
Hamilton had a good reason to not attack the British because they were important trade partners, but Jefferson wanted to help the British too but they had a treaty with France. Washington then said that America was going to stay neutral for this. This set an example for the future to just remain peaceful unless you have to take action.