The Southern states did not agree with Hamilton. Most of them had their debt payed off or to a minimum. They didn't want to help the other states. Question: Would you consider the Southern states selfish? Why or why not.
Tariffs and Taxes
We need more places that manufacture things.
Hamilton had to compromise with the Southern leaders. They agreed to the plan as long as the capital would be in/near Virginia. Question: Why do you think the Southerners wanted the capital in Virginia?
Trouble in the New Nation
Hamilton fought for a national bank. He had to fight with Jefferson and Madison. They both thought the bank would only benefit rich people. Question: Why do you think the national bank worked out?
The Whiskey Rebellion
Hamilton wanted protective tariffs. These would make the U.S. citizens not want to import goods anymore. Instead they would manufacture them. Question: Do you agree with Hamilton's logic? Why or why not.
Washington faced a lot of pressure from Britain and France to join their Revolution. He stood firm though. Question: How would you react in Washington's position?
The U.S. will remain neutral in this ordeal.
The government put a tax on selling and manufacturing of whiskey. This made people very upset. A rebellion formed but Washington ended it. Question: How do you think the people felt about Washington's decision to use force?