During George Washington's presidency he helped improve the economy and avoided wars with Britain.Now that he was president the U.S. had a functioning federal government. He said in his farewell address tostay neutral and avoid political parties.
Republicans vs. Federalists
I am a Republican
Hamilton's financial plan had three steps. The first step was to pay the debt. They needed states to pay the debt and the south agreed to do that if they moved they moved the capital to the south. The second step was to establish a national bank. The third step was to put a high tariff on imported goods.
The Whisky Rebellion happened because the government passed a law on whisky. George Washington quickly put a stop to the rebellion by sending out the militia to stop them immediately.
Alien and Seduction Acts
Republicans were lead by Thomas Jefferson and they believe that the people should have the power. They favored strong state governments, emphasized agriculture, had a strict interpretation of the constitution, and were pro-French. The Federalists were lead by Alexander Hamilton and they believed the wealthy and educated should have power. They favored a strong federal government, emphasized manufacturing, had a loose interpretation of the constitution,and were pro-British.
I am a Federalist
America and France had been arguing so America sent over three people to make and sign a treaty. When they were there, France tried to bribe the U.S. agents and they said no. This started an argument in America about whether or not we should go to war with France.
The Alien Act was a law that said a person had to live in America for 5-14 years to be a citizen. This act also gave the president the power to deport or jail any immigrant deemed dangerous. The Sedition Act said that it was a crime for anyone to speak or write anything insulting the government.