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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
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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