Chapter 7. Democracy in Distress. Problems of a New Nation. Spain and Britain wanted the new United States to fail With backing from the British, there were Indian attacks on American settlers who were moving into what the Indians felt was their territory
Democracy in Distress
All these problems faced George Washington when he took office as president in 1789
Hamilton wanted to pay off all debts in full, both to foreigners and to Americans to establish credibility
On the second go-round, the Assumption Bill passed 34 - 28
Hamilton stated that nothing in the Constitution said it couldn’t
Nothing was said about impressment.
The Jay Treaty only seemed to benefit the wealthy
The country protested!
People of the West remained staunchly Anti-Federalist
Republicans believed this was an attempt to crush political opposition