We will do what the constitution says and we will not change it!
Don't you dare put a tax on whiskey!
The French Revlution
Your revolution is putting are country at risk! I declare war!!!
America will remain nuetral!
Alexander Hamilton presented a plan to Congress in 1790. His plan had three steps that would help the federal government become more powerful. On the other hand, Jefferson did not agree with Hamiltons plan because he thought that the government only had the power stated in the Constitution. Jefferson believed that the constitution did not give the government the power to do what ever they wanted, but the Constitution gave the government laws to work by. Hamilton and Jefferson viewed the Constitution with two different perspectives.
The government was being tested by the Whiskey Rebellion. The government put a tax on whiskey and nobody liked it, so the people went on a rage which became called the Whiskey Rebellion. Nobody wanted a tax on whiskey, but the government could not go against the constitution. The government had the right to enforce laws and this was a law that could not be outruled.
Hamilton and Jefferson were torn about the French Revolution. British and France were at war, but both countries had benifits with America. Jefferson felt like if America got involved, it would be a strike on liberty everywhere. Hamilton recongnized that Britain was Americas' best trading partner and France was Americas ally. Gettig involved in the French Revolution was too risky for America, so America decided to stay neutral. Staying nuetral means to not get involved and to stay put.