Hi I am George Washington, I was inagurated to be president on April 30, 1789 in New York City and knew I was responsible enough to be a leader.
The U.S was in debt because the Revolutionary War and what made it worse was people who were had non-bonds had to speculate.
Problems In NW Territory
Get them off our lands !
We need to buy the lands then
Alexander Hamilton proposed three parts and the first part they would try to pay back State and Federal debt by moving the capital to the south in what is now called Washington D.C. Part ll they would create a National Bank but the constitution didn't say you could have a bank. Part lll they would create high teriff's.
To raise money, Congress imposed a tax on all whiskey made and sold in the country. Many backcountry farmers who made and sold Whiskey for extra money organized protest and refused to pay the tax. A group of farmers rebelled and burned down a house of a tax collector so George Washington sent the militia to stop the uprising. This showed that armed rebellion was not acceptable in a republic.
Get the Militia
One problem in the Northwest Territory is that the U.S tried to force Native Americans off their lands by buying Native American lands. Another problem was that the Native Americans refused to sell lands north of the Ohio River. All of this conflict ended up in a war.
The French Revolution began on April 1789 and it was to destroy a unfair class system. There were three causes, one was they were in a need for more money, French income was shrinking and people have a say in leaders.
France takes away the king equals a new new Government