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National Debt and Bonds After the Revolutionary War, the United States was in debt with foreign countries and its own people The govt. proposed that people buy bonds & they would get their money plus interest back States’ Debts and Moving the Capital Hamilton wanted the government to pay 21.5 million of this state debt Southern officials wanted to change the location of the nation’s capital Hamilton’s Plan, National Bank Alexander Hamilton wanted to create a US National Bank. The other states wanted to help by building even more Banks with no monopoly. The Neutrality Proclamation The French wanted a government like the United States. The United States Stayed Neutral. The Whiskey Rebellion Crushed The Whiskey Rebellion was when farmers lashed out against a tax on whiskey. Washington personally led the army against the rebels, who where quickly crushed. Washington Says Farewell Washington worried about growing political conflicts within the nation He warned against forming permanent ties with other countries because choosing sides could draw the U.S. into war The Alien and Sedition Acts Alien Acts- Could expel foreigners for looking suspicious- Made to weaken the Republican party Sedition Acts- silenced govt. criticism Embargo and Non-Intercourse Acts The violations of neutrality was when British and French navies impressed U.S. soldiers The embargo act banned trade with all countries Call for War, The War Hawks War Hawks were for the war against Britain and New England Federalists opposed the war. The War Hawks won the vote, starting war of 1812.