To keep peace with Britain during the French Revolution, Washington sent John Jay to compromise with the British. Jay came back with a treaty known as the Jay Treaty that was a compromise between the two countries with each side having a part in it.
Once it came to the next election period, Washington decided to not run again for president. In his farewell speech, he gave multiple pieces of advice including that a president should not be able to serve for more than two terms, the U.S. should avoid conflict with Europe, and that the public should be educated.
Alien & Sedition Acts
The political parties including the Federalist and the Democratic Republicans were started by Alexander Hamilton, a Federalist, and Thomas Jefferson, a Democratic Republican. These two parties disagreed on many topics such as the Federalist supported Britain and the Democratic Republicans supported France.
President John Adams sent three men named Charles Pinckney, John Marshall, and Elbridge Gerry to France to save their alliance with France. When the men got there, they were greeted by three agents of the foreign minister who said they had to pay $250,000 to see the minister and demanded a 12 million dollar loan.
To keep the U.S. safe, Adams passed the Alien and Sedition Acts to target aliens who could harm the U.S. citizens. The acts included extending the amount of time required to become a U.S. citizen, authorized the president to be able to deport aliens that were considered dangerous to the safety of the United States or if their country was at war with the U.S, and made it a crime to write anything false or criticising the government.
In the Election of 1800, the Federalist lost control over Congress and the Presidency and Thomas Jefferson was elected president. To keep the Democratic Republicans from having to much power, the Federalist packed the courts Federalist judges right before Adam's term ended.