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2. The Presidency of George Washington
4. Domestic Issues 1) Whiskey Rebellion
Rise of Political Parties
Conflicts with Native Americans
5. Whiskey Rebellion Excise Tax- tax placed on a specific item
Pennsylvania farmers rebel and refuse to pay tax
Challenge to governments authority
Washington leads military to stop rebellion
Proved strength of government
7. How did Hamilton Plan to pay off the debt? Assume control over all state debt
Sell more bonds to pay off the money they already owed
Create a national bank
Taxes and tariffs
12. Impact and Legacy- Precedents Creating a Cabinet
Executive Privilege-right of a President to withhold information from Congress and the courts.
Enforcing supremacy of Federal law
13. Foreign Policy
relations with governments of other countries
17. Do Now: Should the government be able to violate the Bill of Rights?
18. Aim: How did the Alien and Sedition Acts violate the Bill of Rights
20. XYZ Affair US diplomats try to discuss a peace treaty with France
3 French agents known as XYZ demanded a bribe of 250,000 and a loan of 12 million
President Adams refuses to pay bribes
Many Americans demand to go to war with France
21. Alien and Sedition Acts Created because of a potential war with France
Alien Act- allowed President to jail or have any foreigner removed from the country if they were considered a threat
22. Alien and Sedition Acts Sedition Act- made it illegal to plot against the government. It also made writing any articles criticizing the government illegal.
Sedition Act was used to arrest members of the Republican Party who criticized the government.
23. Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions Stated Alien and Sedition Act were unconstitutional
Nullification- State have the right to ignore laws that are unconstitutional
Believed that states were more powerful then the federal government
24. Which Amendments were broken by the Alien and Sedition Acts? 1st Amendment