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1 Problems facing the New Nation

2 1. National Debt a. America owed $ ____ million to foreign countries & $ ____ to Americans. b. To pay off the debt, Alexander Hamilton proposed four solutions: 1. Pay off states' debt. 2. Create a national bank. 3. A tariff (tax) on imports. 4. New national taxes.

3 1. National Debt a. America owed $ 11.7 million to foreign countries & $ 40.4 to Americans. b. To pay off the debt, Alexander Hamilton proposed four solutions: 1. Pay off states' debt. 2. Create a national bank. 3. A tariff (tax) on imports. 4. New national taxes.

4 1. National Debt Today the national debt is: 15 trillion 33 billion And many, many millions

5 1. National Debt Today the national debt is: http://www.babylontoday.com/national_debt _clock.htm

6 2. The Whiskey Rebellion a. Whiskey was taxed to help pay off ______. b. The poor farmers in western PA ________ tax collectors. c. _________________led an army of _____ soldiers against the rebels, who fled.

7 2. The Whiskey Rebellion a. Whiskey was taxed to help pay off the National Debt. b. The poor farmers in western PA ________ tax collectors. c. _________________led an army of _____ soldiers against the rebels, who fled.

8 2. The Whiskey Rebellion a. Whiskey was taxed to help pay off the National Debt. b. The poor farmers in western PA tarred & feathered tax collectors. c. _________________led an army of _____ soldiers against the rebels, who fled.

9 2. The Whiskey Rebellion a. Whiskey was taxed to help pay off the National Debt. b. The poor farmers in western PA tarred & feathered tax collectors. c. George Washington led an army of 15,000 soldiers against the rebels, who fled.

10 3. Indians in the West a. _______ were being pushed off their land by Americans moving west. b. _______________ defeated two American armies in Indiana. c. Gen. ______________ defeated the Indians at the Battle of _______________.

11 3. Indians in the West a. Indians were being pushed off their land by Americans moving west. b. _______________ defeated two American armies in Indiana. c. Gen. ______________ defeated the Indians at the Battle of _______________.

12 3. Indians in the West a. Indians were being pushed off their land by Americans moving west. b. Little Turtle defeated two American armies in Indiana. c. Gen. ______________ defeated the Indians at the Battle of _______________.

13 3. Indians in the West a. Indians were being pushed off their land by Americans moving west. b. Little Turtle defeated two American armies in Indiana. c. Gen. "Mad Anthony" Wayne defeated the Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

14 4. Problems with Europe a. ______ helped us during our Revolution. Many Americans thought we should help them defeat the _____. b. ______ was seizing American ____ that were trading w/the ______ and ________ American crews. c. _____ gave Americans free use of the _____________ and right of deposit in __________.

15 4. Problems with Europe a. France helped us during our Revolution. Many Americans thought we should help them defeat the British. b. ______ was seizing American ____ that were trading w/the ______ and ________ American crews. c. _____ gave Americans free use of the _____________ and right of deposit in __________.

16 4. Problems with Europe a. France helped us during our Revolution. Many Americans thought we should help them defeat the British. b. England was seizing American ships that were trading w/the French and impressing American crews. c. _____ gave Americans free use of the _____________ and right of deposit in __________.

17 4. Problems with Europe a. France helped us during our Revolution. Many Americans thought we should help them defeat the British. b. England was seizing American ships that were trading w/the French and impressing American crews. c. Spain gave Americans free use of the Mississippi River and right of deposit in New Orleans.

18 5. Washington's Farewell Address a. Three pieces of advice he gave to America. 1. Avoid _______ w/other countries. 2. Avoid ___. 3. Avoid ______ parties.

19 5. Washington's Farewell Address a. Three pieces of advice he gave to America. 1. Avoid alliances w/other countries. 2. Avoid ___. 3. Avoid ______ parties.

20 5. Washington's Farewell Address a. Three pieces of advice he gave to America. 1. Avoid alliances w/other countries. 2. Avoid debt. 3. Avoid ______ parties.

21 5. Washington's Farewell Address a. Three pieces of advice he gave to America. 1. Avoid alliances w/other countries. 2. Avoid debt. 3. Avoid political parties.

22 Washington’s Farewell Address Warned of a nation split between political parties (Federalist versus Democratic Republicans) Warned that America should remain neutral in issues of foreign policy

23 Washington (after being President) Retired to his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia Spent his time farming Caught a cold one evening which developed into pneumonia Died December 14, 1799 at age 67 The entire nation (and world) mourned

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26 Ranking Washington “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen” Numerous memorials Consistently ranked among top Presidents (with Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt)


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