washington warned about agreements with foreign nations might work against the us. he also warned about political parties.Jefferson and madison led the political party when washington left, the two political parties are federalists and democratic republicans the two that were different were foreign policy and domestic policy.
the xyz affair event was about in 1797 incidents which french officials demanded a bride from us diplomats. the bribe was that france $10 million to pay the minister a bribe of $250,000.
the alien & sedition act was about a series of four laws enacted in 1798 to reduce the political power of recent immigrants to the united state, they didn't like them because they were breaking basically the law.