You are my new Financial Secretary. The nation needs you now Alexander Hamilton. Take action!!
Hamilton's Financial Plan
Your first job as financial secratary is to fix this crisis.
Don't worry, I have a plan...
This is George Washington, he was inaugurated on April 30th, 1789. His first job was to work with Congress to put a working government in place.
The Whiskey Rebellion
Did you hear about the tax the imposed on our corn? This makes it way harder to produce whiskey!
The Americans soon found themselves in lots of debt owed to Britain George Washington took control and appointed a secretary of treasury. This Person's name was Alexander Hamilton
Problems in the Nw Territory.
This is our land! With weapons from Britain we will defend it. Back off!
Hamilton's Financial Plan included 3 ways to get America debt free; pay off all federal and state debt (paying off lots at once was easier than paying off small amounts at a time), create a national bank, and create high tariffs on imported goods.
Sir, the people have close to no money, and you are the cause of it!
We are fine on money, I am spending it wisely!
Near the beginning of Washington's Presidency, there was a law imposed that changed the price for production of whiskey to a high price. This made it more expensive to produced whiskey. The farmers created a rebellion called "The Whiskey Rebellion". The rebellion burned down the house of a tax collector and George Washington sent the militia to stop them.
They'll pay for what they have done. We will rebel!
In the Northwest territory the British had forts. The British agreed to withdraw all troops from their forts. Ten years later, the British were supplying the native Americans with guns and ammunition. This later led to the Battle of Fallen Timbers, which proved that the Americans could overcome these problems. This conflict was later was resolved by the Treaty of Greenville.
The French Revolution was about destroying an unfair class system. It included a financial crisis and an economical depression. It also included an Age of reason, or Enlightenment. Much of this problem was created by King Louis.