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Political Parties Emerge. Origins of American Politics. Recap. French Revolution Americans Split over French Revolution Citizen Genet American Neutrality Jay’s Treaty Washington-President Adams-Vice President Political Parties Split-Jefferson vs. Hamilton. Whiskey Rebellion.

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Political parties emerge

Political Parties Emerge

Origins of American Politics


Recap
Recap

  • French Revolution

  • Americans Split over French Revolution

  • Citizen Genet

  • American Neutrality

  • Jay’s Treaty

  • Washington-President

  • Adams-Vice President

  • Political Parties Split-Jefferson vs. Hamilton


Whiskey rebellion
Whiskey Rebellion

  • Hamilton sets up a new tax on Whiskey

  • Traditional beverage-farmers could make from corn

  • Whiskey Rebellion: Think back to the Stamp Act what happened?

    • Rebels closed courts and attacked collectors in W. PA

    • Washington gathers 12,000 military men and sends to Pittsburgh to end rebellion

    • Ends rebellion and shows American government is serious about enforcing the laws.


Jeffersonian republicans
Jeffersonian Republicans

  • Whiskey Rebellion+peace with GB=lost support

  • Jefferson and state leaders promoting resistance to Federalists in letters to one another

    • Critics of the Federalists (Republicans or Democratic-Republicans) b/c they stood for more democratic republic. This is not the same as the Republic party today. This party is now called the Jeffersonian Republicans.

    • First two parties in United States: Federalists/Republicans

    • Political Party: group of people who seek to win election.

  • One side (The Jeffersonians)

    • Believe that there is a serious plot to overturn State governments and substitute monarchy to present republican system.

  • Other side (Federalists)

    • Serious plot to overturn general government and elevate the separate powers of the State upon its ruins.


Election of 1796
Election of 1796

  • 1792: Washington wins election (97%)

  • By end of second term, chose not to run for third term (Sets a precedent followed in later times).

  • Election of 1796:

    • John Adams (Federalist):

      President

    • Thomas Pinckney

      (Vice President)

    • Thomas Jefferson (Republican)

    • Aaron Burr (Vice President)

    • Adams becomes President,

      Jefferson VP under Constitution


Washington says farewell
Washington Says Farewell

  • Address of 1796: Drew on years of experience and offered much advice to the young nation for years ahead.

    • Remained above bickering between Federalists and Republicans

    • Political parties were bad for the nation

    • Agitates community with jealousy; Riots and Insurrection

    • Foreign policy of neutrality (Location of United States was key) Why?

    • Becomes commander of American army during Adams Presidency.

    • Dies 2 years after presidency.