We agree to pay for all seized ships and withdraw our troops from the Northwest Territory, but we will refuse to recognize the right to trade with France and until it is stopped we will continue to impress sailors.
Washington’s Farewell Speech
Development of Political Parties
The Jay Treaty happened because the British were seizing ships from the Americans, so they have a bigger navy. To stop this George Washington sent John Jay to talk to the British. They both agreed to four things, for the Jay Treaty.
Can we meet with Minister?
Only if you pay.
George Washington wrote a letter called the Farewell Speech to leave Office. In the speech it said we need to protect the union (Political functions), Stay out of European conflicts, and lastly a president should only serve two terms.
Alien & Sedition Acts
The first political parties were Federalists and Democratic- Republicans built around Hamilton and Jefferson. The Democratic- Republicans supported France while the Federalists support Britain.
Charles Pinckney-RED John Marshall- GRAY Elbridge Gerry-BLUE
Adams sent three men to France because the French were seizing ships because of the Jay Treaty. They were not able to talk with the minister because they had to pay 250,000 dollars in brides and 2 million to meet with him. But instead of declaring war, Adams tripled the size of the army and added 40 new warships.
The Alien and Sedition act was for Aliens that caused problems in the states. it was made after a dangerous event. The act had aliens be deport back and port in jail.
The midnight appointments made the power of federalist annihilated. The federalist last control of both house and congress, so this lead to a Democratic-Republican to be elected as president. This also lead the federal court system to be loaded with federalists judges.