Essay 3

Submitted By Madisyn-Stapleton
Words: 473
Pages: 2

After the adaption of the constitution John Adams and George Washington both had actions to stabilize the government, such as Adams, XYZ Affair, Alien and Sedition act, and judicial review, Washington created cabinets, neutrality and he supported the national bank. Adams and Washington were two very important men who contributed to help stabilize the government with different actions. Adams way of stabilizing the government with the XYZ Affair made the Americans mad, but it was a good way of stabilizing the government. Washington’s way of stabilizing the government by creating cabinets, which helped the government in many ways.

George Washington helped to stable the government with different actions. To begin Washington created cabinets, to aid him with any major decisions, however Washington would always have the final say to all the decisions. After Washington created cabinets together they announced an issue declaring the nation neutral in the conflict between France and Great Britain. It threatened legal proceeding against any American providing assistance to any country at war. Finally, Washington supported the national bank because he believed that each state needed to have its own money. He believed that it would be easier to collect taxes with a national bank. These examples show the cause and effect of how Washington helped to stable the government.

John Adams helped stabilize the government with some actions that were different than Washington. First the XYZ Affair made most Americans rage because many federalists called for war against France. However president Adams only proposed war preparations and a land tax to pay for them, but the republicans did speak out against the war. After the XYZ Affair in 1798 the Alien and Sedition Acts were passed by the federalist congress and signed into law by president John Adams at the time. These laws included new powers to deport foreigners as well as making it harder for new immigrants to vote.