it was tough and in jays treaty britain only ended

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Unformatted text preview: ng. On the other the US had previous bonds to Britain and also depended on British imports [and the tariffs from them] for $. - Citizen Genêt – in April 1793 this guy began traveling around America recruiting Americans for expeditions against the British and Spanish. The US responded w/a a declaration of neutrality, but even though Genêt’s side got kicked out of power and he just stayed for asylum in the end, arguments continued. - DR societies, which were organized between 1793 and 1800 and were seen by some as dangerous [ex. Hamilton and even Washington], supported France strongly. *Jay’s Treaty* 64 - Meanwhile, Washington sent John Jay to London to negotiate w/the British about several pressing issues: (1) British seizures of American merchant ships, (2) the forts *still* in the American Northwest, (3) a commercial treaty and (4) compensation for slaves who left w/their army after the war. - It was tough, and in Jay’s Treaty Britain only ended up agreeing to get rid of the forts and some trade restrictions. In return England could have tariffs on American goods, English exports got most favored status in the US and the US agreed to compensate for prerevolutionary debts. - Although the main big problem [possible war] was averted, many Americans [esp. DRs] still disliked the treaty but couldn’t do much about it since it was debated in secret and ratified in June 1795. - The DRs made one last stand by claiming that Congress had to appropriate funds for the treaty and appropriation bills had to start in the HOR. The issue was debated in March 1796, and the pro-treaty side eventually won, partially b/c in Pinckney’s Treaty w/Spain the US got a great deal (navigation on Mississippi again), and this helped overcome opposition to the other treaty. *The Election of 1796* - The Jay’s Treaty controversy made the lines between the Federalists and Democratic-Republicans even clearer: Federalists put little emphasis on involving ordinary people in politics, favored a strong 65 central gov’t, preferred commercial i...
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