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Farmers saw it as a tax on their way of life. Used the excess grain to make whiskey •Turned into the Whiskey Rebellion•Attitude was “MAKE ME” •Sent tax collectors and the people would attack them•All this occurred in Washington’s first year of presidency
•Washington sends Henry Lee, and they mobilized 13000 troops. Hamiltion went with them and sent them to Pennsylvania to put a stop to the rebellion •1794 put a stop to the rebellion without bloodshed•Showed that the government could enforce the established laws, not like the times of the Articles. Established prestige •Arrested about 20 leaders of the rebellion, two guilty of treasonOrigins of the First Two Political Parties•Federalist Party oSupporters of Hamilton oWealthy menoSupported more government power •Democratic Republican oSupporters of JeffersonoArtisans, Merchants, farmers oSupported more state power and less national powerWashington’s 1793 Proclamation of Neutrality•Washington refused to be a part of a political party because he didn’t want the nations to be divided Edmond Genet •France sent over Edmond Genet, a French ambassador, to convince American people that we should help them in their war •Landed in Charleston, very close to Spanish Florida oTries to encourage people to start raids in Florida •He is very popular with the American people, trying to change their mind so it can change the pull of the government •French did eventually recall Genet since things had changed over there. •Stayed in America because it was too dangerous for him to return Relations with Britain, France, and Spain in the Early Years of New Nation •France was at war with Britain and SpainoWanted American help because they helped us in Revolutionary War Washington said we appreciate what you did for us, but it would hurt our new nation if we were to help you•British still in Forts in American territory dealing with fur trade and wouldn’t go away •Impressment
oWould stop American ships and take the people off of them and forced them to fight in the British Army. Once and Englishmen always and Englishmen•Jay’s Treaty oBritish would evacuate Northwest territory and we would pay debt to British merchants oBUT British did not promise to stop impressment and did not promise to stop stopping American ships oAgreed to this in 1794. It was the best we could do at the time. Still a new country and can’t solve all the problems •Spanish controlled the river and Americans couldn’t distribute goods very well oWashington sent Thomas PinckneyoEstablished the