History 2301E Chapter 7: Launching the New Republic

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freedom of speech, religion, state militia, etc. argued the bank would cost taxpayers nothing and greatly benefit the nation. Madison and their supporters began calling themselves republicans: most voters saw organized factions, or parties, as inherently corrupt. washington remained popular because he appeared to be above partisan disputes y the whiskey rebellion: tax protest by western farmers that gave washington and hamilton the opportunity to assert the power of the national government. hamilton proposed to place tax on domestically produced whiskey. claimed it would not distribute the expense of financing the national debt, but also improve usa s morals by lowering liquor consumption. milestone in determining the limits of public opposition to federal policies. British roadblocks to expansion, put an end to indian wars and open the mississippi for navigation: many southerners volunteered for the american foreign legion despite american neutrality.