DEMOCRACY AND REFORM • Washington’s plea to avoid foreign war and concentrate on domestic issues may have pleased some Europeans, but it had disastrous effects on the Native Americans. • Now the Indians faced the brunt of the restless spirit of the American frontiersmen and their ever-increasing appetite for more western lands. • The American settlers looked longingly at the Indian lands beyond the Ohio River. • The result was the eventual defeat of the northwest Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 by General Anthony, subsequent Treaty of Greenville, which forced the Indians cede • most of their claims to the Ohio country. • The election of 1800 saw the reins of power pass peacefully from Adams and the Federalists to Jefferson and the Anti-Federalists, who were to become the Jeffersonians. • Jefferson and Burr were deadlocked in the electoral vote for president, • and only when Hamilton secured support for Jefferson was the matter resolved. • Hamilton’s actions sealed his fate as he was later killed in a duel with Aaron Burr.
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