Chapter 7 Ap history

  • George Washing became the first President

    Washing enjoyed great popularity and no one doubted he was the right man for the job. Even before the constitution was fatified everyone expected him to be president, Washington recieved very little critisism aside from Jay's treaty and got much accomplished.
  • Hamilton vs. Jefferson

    Hamilton felt the country would prosper with the industrial side of the economy would take place, but Jefferson opposed. He felt his faith was with small yeoman farmers seeing as factory workers moral values weren't that of a selfsustaining farm family.
  • Bank of the United States was issued

    The debate over wether or not the Constitution gave the National government the right to form a national bank came to a close. Hamilton's loose interpretation vs Jesserson's greatly divided their two parties. But since Hamilton was the secretary of the treasury it was his job to decide.
  • French declared war on Britain

    When the French vs British rivalry finally escalated to a full on war, Americans were left stunned. Foreign affairs were thrown into the president's full attention. While Federalists saw to be on Britain's side, Republicans rooted for the French.
  • America's Neutrility

    When the war between Britain and France broke out, Washington did not want to choose sides. The country was divided when Federalists chose Britain's side, while Republicans chose to side with French. Washington issued Proclamation of Neutility.
  • Whiskey's Rebellion

    When farmers of wheat and corn protested the tax of whiskey, and American army quickly put it down, which proved the military could keep order. Washington blamed the rebellion of Republican clubs.
  • The Battle of Fallen Timbers

    Before Britain was told to withdraw from North America, officials were egging on Native Americans to resist the American settlers and supplied the Natives with weapons and supplies, but American militia had crushed the Indian resistance. This not only paved the way for more settlements, but proved that the American militia was strong enough to retain order.
  • Pinckny's Line

    Span had saw Americas treaty with Britain as an alliance against spain, and to avoid another conflict, Pnikcys treaty was sign which designated the borders between Spanish claims and the U.S.
  • Jay's Treaty

    Cheif Justice John Jay traveled to Great Britain to negotiate with the country, seeing as British forces still occupied part of America. It didn't help that Hamilton was informing British officials that the U.S. would comprimise on most issues. When Jay returned with almost nothing to show, U.S. citizens were outraged.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington formally declared his retire from politics. He chose to delay the address so Republicans wouldn't have time to organize a campaign against the next Federalist president. Washing spoke on behalf of foreign policy where the country shouldn't make any premanant alliances with countries with no real interest in American security.
  • Adam's Election

    The election took place among mutual distrust among both Federalist and Republican extremists. Hamilton made his first attempt at swinging an election away from Jefferson. Adams fround himself with much of Washington's old cabinet but to dismiss him would question the first president's judgment.
  • The Quasi-War

    American-French tensions rose very high, but Adams was very reluctant to start a war. French pirates raded numerous American ships.
  • The Alien Acts

    As the Federalist party saw the Foreigners enter the country, all they saw were republicans. In another attempt to guarantee power, the Alien acts made it possible for the president to expel any foreignor from the country, and made it so they had to wait several years before applying for citizenship.
  • Sedition Law

    This law made critisism of the National government a federal offense. When Republicans claimed this went against the First Amendment, High Federalists dismissed them.
  • XYZ Affairs

    Rumers of conspiracy that claimed the high federalists were becoming to powerful and corruption was taking place. Federalists and Republicans were devided ounce again.
  • Kentucky Resolution

    When Rpublican polititions, Jefferson and Madison, felt the Federalist control were threatening them, Jefferson described the Kentucky Resolution as a compact. This allowed the States to transfer certain powers to the national government but retained full authority over all matters not specifically mentions in the constitution.
  • Virginia Resolutions

    Madison erged the states to defend the rights of Americans. He said that state legislatures should have the authority to overthrow federal law. But in the end both resolutions did not receive broad support, not even in Virginia when Republican received broad support.
  • Adam's Independence

    While Hamilton continueously tried to push Adams deeper into the radical Federalist, Adam's finally declared hrimself independence from the Hamiltonian wing. French soon claimed that the disagreement between the American minister were simply misunderstandings, and although Federalists were outraged by this claim, Adams did not want to promote war and sent new negotiators to the country.
  • Election of 1800

    the federalist party quickly devided and Adams received braod support of the party, but high officials such as Hamilton vowed to punish Adams for his disloyalty. Ounce again Hamolton attempted to rig the election, but even with the riggings, Republicans still received the most electoral college.
  • Ending the Quasi-War

    Releived to end the tensions between French and Americans, the Convention of Martefontaine is signed. Although many Federalists claimed the French comprimises were worth nothing, Adams went ahead with the treaty of neutrility.