Washington's Accomplishments . Judiciary Act of 1789 Creation of “Cabinet” Support of Plan to Eliminate national Debt Creation of District of Columbia Positive Reaction to the Whiskey Rebellion “Farewell Address” . Washington’s Farewell Address . Warned of the dangers of factions
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Creation of “Cabinet”
Support of Plan to Eliminate national Debt
Creation of District of Columbia
Positive Reaction to the Whiskey Rebellion
Warned of the dangers of factions
Believed Political Parties were detrimental to the development and progress of American Government
Caused the parties to fight for their own beliefs and status rather than the common good.
But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders & miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security & repose in the absolute power of an Individual: and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty."
— George Washington, September 19, 1796
End of the One-Party System
1796 Election Results
American Vessels in the Quasi-War
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Talleyrand does not want war with the United States.
Already struggling with no allies.
Does not want to add another enemy.
Will accept new negotiators without a bribe.
Talleyrand and the Devil
American Response to XYZ Affair
The Alien Act
A Fight in Congress
Over the Sedition Act
1. The Constitution was a compact
between sovereign states.
2. Each state had "an equal right to judge
for itself" when the Constitution had
3. IMPORTANT: A state can declare a law
of Congress unconstitutional.
VA & KY Resolutions