George Washington was the first president of the U.S. He set the precedent for for future presidents.
American was $52 million in debt (mostly in the form of bonds) and was not making enough money to pay it back in a timely manner.
Problems in NW Territory
...And we can give you rifles.
Alexander Hamilton came up with a three-part plan to get America out of its debt. Parts one and two were passed, but three was not. In the end, the plan worked.
This isn't right. We need to make France a better place.
Farmers held an armed rebellion against a tax put on all whiskey made and sold in the U.S. In response, Washington sent a militia to stop the uprising. This event made it clear that armed rebellions would not be tolerated.
Despite promises to withdraw their troops within a reasonable time, British soldiers were still in the NW Territory a decade later, and were supplying Native Americans with weapons to use against the Americans.
Starting in April 1789, it was the result of a financial crisis, economic depression, and enlightenment ideas. Americans supported it until it became excessively violent.