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American Life - Early Challenges
What challenges on the frontier did the new government face?
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Washington faced many challenges while president. What two countries were pressing the United States to get involved in their conflicts?
Britian and France
Native Americans fought Americans about what problem?
How did the new government want to pay for the war in 1791?
They wanted to collect taxes.
In 1791, Congress passed a law on what?
The manufacture and sale of whiskey.
Who was upset by the tax on the sale and manufacture or the item Congress passed a law on in 1791?
The Western Pennsylvania farmers.
What was the reaction of the Western Pa. farmers to the tax?
They were upset and became violent.
What did Washington do regarding the violence that the Western Pa. farmers created?
He sent federal troops to meet the challenge.
Why did Washington choose the response to the farmers that he did?
He wanted to send a message to the public that the government would uses force to maintain order in the newly formed United States.
Washington was worried that what two countries would try to stir up Native Americans anger against the American settlers?
Britian and Spain.
What did Washington do to try to prevent further problems with the Native Americans?
He signed treaties with Native American groups, however Americans ignored the treaties and moved onto the land promised to the Native Americans.
Because American settlers broke the treaties that Washington signed with the Native Americans, what was the result of this situation?
There was a battle between the U.S. forces and Native Americans. The battle was the worst defeat that the U.S. suffered against Native Americans.
What did the Native Americans demand of the settlers?
That the American settlers leave the area.
What was the name of the General that Washington sent to settle the conflict between the Native Americans and American Settlers?
What did the Native American leaders surrender in the Treaty of Greenville?
They surrendered most of the land in what is now Ohio.
In 1789, France erupted in revolution. Initially, Americans were supportive but by 1793 they had changed their minds. Why?
The revolution turned extremely violent.
Britain and France were attempting to draw the Americans into their disagreements. What was it difficult for the U.S. to do in regards to this situation?
Remain neutral (not taking sides).
Because of the conflict between France and Britian the United States sent a representative of the U.S. to discuss a solution with Britian. Who was that representative?
What was the result of Jay's Treaty?
The British agreed to withdraw from American soil.
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Which statement best describes the economic differences between the North and the South in the period prior to the Civil War?
Frederick Douglass's North Star and its successor Frederick Douglass' Paper were the most influential black antislavery newspapers of the late 1840s and the 1850s.
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