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  1. George Washington & the Party Wars

  2. Learning Targets • I can compare & contrast the political philosophies of the Federalist & Democratic-Republican parties. • I can identify the significance of George Washington’s Farewell Address.

  3. After the Constitutional Convention President George Washington Father of the Country

  4. Whiskey Rebellion: No Money, Mo’ Problems • We have a Constitution & a President but … • We still have no money!!! • What’s a Government to do? TAX!!!

  5. Whiskey Rebellion: We’re done with Revolutions • The Government taxes on whiskey manufacturers to pay the war debt. • The tax hits farmers hard because they harvest corn to make whiskey. • The farmers rebel. “TAX?!?! – Thems fighting words!” • Washington rides out with 13,000 men to end the rebellion.


  6. Whiskey Rebellion Video

  7. Whiskey Rebellion vs.Shays’ Rebellion The Whiskey Rebellion Shays’ Rebellion VS. What’s changed since Shays’ Rebellion?

  8. Whiskey Rebellion:Where do you stand? A little rebellion is a good thing! or The Federal Government should squash all rebellions!

  9. Can’t we all just get along? • The Whiskey Rebellion showed the power of the Federal Government! • This power sparked debate – is it too much? • Two parties form on this issue …

  10. Let the Battles Begin!!! Federalists VS. Democratic-Republicans (aka Jeffersonians)

  11. Who leads them? Alexander Hamilton Sec. of Treasury Thomas Jefferson Sec. of State VS. Democratic-Republicans Federalists

  12. Who holds the power? The States & the People Federal Government VS. Democratic-Republicans Federalists

  13. How about an Army? Large peacetime Army & Navy Small Army & Navy VS. Democratic-Republicans Federalists

  14. Who should be our ally? England France VS. Democratic-Republicans Federalists

  15. What to do at Home? Found a Bank & Aid Business Kill the Bank & Help Agriculture VS. Democratic-Republicans Federalists

  16. Who are their Presidents? ? Thomas Jefferson VS. George Washington? James Madison John Adams James Monroe Democratic-Republicans Federalists

  17. Washington’s Farewell Address Read it!!!

  18. What would George say? Did you listen to anything I said? Apply what you read & make a decision!

  19. What would George say? The War in Iraq

  20. What would George say? Balancing the Budget

  21. What would George say? Democrats vs. Republicans

  22. Washington’s Farewell Address • Published in 1796 • Outlines foreign policy for the new nation • Warns of political parties • Cautions against large debts

  23. Exit Question What 2 political parties came during Washington’s Presidency and who lead them?