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Unformatted text preview: federal power, and foreign policy. As the French Revolution evolved from moderation to radicalism, intensified the ideological division between the pro-French Jeffersonians and the pro-British Hamiltonians. Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation angered Republicans, who wanted America to aid Revolutionary France. Washington’s policy was sorely tested by the British, who routinely violated American neutrality. In order to avoid war, Washington endorsed the conciliatory Jay’s Treaty, further outraging the Republicans and France. After the humiliating XYZ affair, the Untied States came to the brink of war with France, but Adams sacrificed his political popularity and divided his party by negotiating peace. These foreign-policy disagreements embittered domestic politics: Federalists passed the Alien and Sedition Acts, to which Jefferson and Madison responded with the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions....
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
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