The Federalist Era

FEDERALIST ERA (1789-1801)


Big                          Bill of Rights

Jolly                      Judiciary Act of 1789

Hamilton             Hamilton’s Financial Plan, 1789-91 (BE FAT)

Found                    French Revolution

Nervous               Neutrality Proclamation, 1793

Jefferson              Jay Treaty, 1795

Entering              Election of 1796 (2 parties: Federalists and Democratic Republicans

X-rated                XYZ Affair, 1797

Quarters             Quasi War (1798-1800)

Angering            Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798

White                  Washington’s Legacy

Republicans     Revolution of 1800

  • Hamilton’s Financial Plan:  BE FAT


Bank of the United States

Excise taxes on whiskey

Funding at Par

Assumption of State Debts


  • Hamiltonians vs. Jeffersonians
  • Foreign Policy in the 1790s:
    • French Revolution: Whom should we support?
      • Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson vs. Alexander Hamilton
      • Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation, 1793
      • Jay Treaty, 1794—averted war withBritain but angered Jeffersonians
        • Biggest cause for the creation of two party system: Federalists & Dem Republicans
        • Washington’s Farewell Address, 1979
        • Pinckney Treaty, 1795—U.S. gained right from Spain to use New Orleans
        • Quasi-War with France (1798-1800)


XYZ Affair, 1798

French attacks on U.S. merchant vessels, 1898

U.S. refusal to honor Franco-American Alliance of 1778 [Washington’s Neutrality Proclamation (1793) and Farewell Address (1797)]


Convention of 1800 ended naval warfare and allowed U.S. to terminate Franco-American Alliance.

>> Alien and Sedition Acts rescinded by Jefferson in 1801

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