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was passed and helped the economy. Report on Manufactures (1791) – this last
suggestion, which was to encourage American
industry through protective tariffs, was rejected.
- A smaller part of Hamilton’s financial plan, the tax on
Whisky [to pay for assumption] is worth noting b/c it set
off the Whiskey Rebellion in Pennsylvania [where
farmers already ticked off b/c the army wasn’t beating the
Miami Confederacy]. At first it was just protests, but in
July 1794 violence began [the crap gov’t that can’t
protect us is overtaxing us]. So on August 7,
Washington told the rebels to stop and called on 13,000
militiamen [he led ‘em, too] to march up there. By the
time they got there the rebellion had stopped, but
Washington’s action had LT effects b/c it demonstrated
that the nat’l gov’t would no longer tolerate violent
resistance to its laws.
*The Development of Political Parties*
- Even though traditional political theory saw organized
opposition as illegitimate, parties were beginning to form
by 1794 in the form of the Democratic-Republicans.
- Jefferson and Madison, who saw themselves as the
true embodiments of the Spirit of 1776 and felt that
Hamilton was subverting their revolutionary ideals by
favoring an overly strong central gov’t and control by
wealthy merchants, led the DR’s.
63 - In response, Hamilton and his supporters called
themselves Federalists and claimed that the DR’s were
an illegal faction plotting against the gov’t.
- Washington first tried to stay out it all, but ended up
staying for another term in 1792 in the hope of promoting
unity. But it got more complicated when issues in foreign
affairs further divided the two camps.
*The French Revolution and Foreign Affairs*
- In 1789 most Americans supported the FR, but as it got
bloodier and bloodier some began to reconsider. Then, in
1793, France declared war on Britain, Spain, and
Holland, and the US had a bit of a problem: On one side, there was the 1778 Treaty of
Alliance with France and the whole shared ideals
of republicanism thi...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.
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