Alexander Hamilton wanted to improve the nation's finances, so he proposed a three step plan. The plan was to Pay of all war dept, Raise government revenues, and to create a national bank. Jefferson didn't want to do the plan because he didn't want the central government to strengthen.
Part of Hamilton's financial plan was to raise the tax on whiskey. This angered farmers, so they staged the whiskey rebellion. In the whiskey rebellion they tar and feathered a tax collector, and they also threatened a armed attack on Pittsburgh.
In 1789 the French went through a financial crises that caused the French Revolution. At first America supported the revolution. Then the British sided against France which put America in an awkward place. In the end America decided to remain neutral.