Hamilton wanted to create a national bank to fix the national debt. But Jefferson didn't want that because the south had already paid off their debts. So, they got in a fight and then Washington had to break them up and they eventually came to an agreement. The agreement was that Hamilton would get his bank if they put the capital in the south because the south thought that the north already had too much power anyway.
Hamilton placed a tariff on all imported goods which put a tax on whiskey. The backhand farmers were angry because it was valuable to their livelihood. So they decided to protest against the government's taxes but it didn't end up proving anything.
The French went to war against their government inspired by the United States revolution. This put the United States in an awkward situation because They helped us in our revolution against the British but now they were an important trade partner for us. Hamilton and Jefferson got in a fight again on whether we should help the British or the French so Washington decided that we wouldn't get involved and remain neutral.
Alien & Sedition Acts
Because Washington wanted to remain neutral he started being written badly about in the newspapers. People started to become less fon of Washington because he "failed" to support the French revolution. So Washington decided to step down and in his farewell letter, he warned that political parties could weaken and eventually cause the downfall of the nation.
When John Adams went into office the French started attacking US ships. So, Adams sent a request to meet with the king of France to have a truce. So France sent 3 representatives to demanded a bribe from the united states. They wanted America to loan them 10 million and to pay the minister a bribe of 250,000 to stop the attacks.
Because John Adams didn't want to go to war with France he was unpopular with many Americans. The newspapers and new immigrants were criticizing him. So, he created the Alien and Sedition Acts. They were that you couldn't write anything false or harmful against the government. It gave Adams the power to deport or arrest any "alien".
You are under arrest for talking bad on the government