President During the Early Years

By: Bailey DeForest

International Relations:

George Washing had become president in 1789 the #1 President of the United States, and had to figure out a lot of rules and and make a lot of choices. He tried his hardest to earn things for America, but France and Great Britain were always in the way. The U.S had great troubles with France and Great Britain when it came to trading to with foreign countries. In 1796, the French Navy began attacking the U.S merchant ships found for Great Britain. This made it very difficult to be President because he had to try and keep his people safe and his country from being attacked and broken to nothing. George Washington tried to do everything he possibly could, but sometimes it just wasn't good enough.In 1797 John Adams became president. The #2 President of the United States, even being the second President is hard because of all the new choices we have to make because the other choices weren't working. To avoid all permanent alliances with other countries, we made a treaty with France. We wanted things to be "okay" between France, Great Britain and the United States, only because we knew they would never be "perfect." In 1801 Thomas Jefferson had won the Electoral College vote, and is now the President of the Untied States. Later in the year 1803, France and Great Britain were at war and they captured neutral ships and American Men at sea. It's now an official solution that there is NO trading with foreign countries.

Internal Divisions:

Around this time in America, our main focus was on finding presidents who could get the job done. Making decisions, good choices, and keep our country together! One of the biggest problems was trade with foreign countries. This problem was finally resolved in 1799, by a treaty made and signed by France and the United States. But then, in 1803, France and Great Britain were at war again, and they captured neutral ships and American men at sea. Finally, in 1807 all 3 countries resolved this problem. They all finally said," fine, how about just NO more trading with foreign countries. This way there will not be problems or confusion." And fair enough that statement worked! But with every solution, there just has to be a consequence. The consequence was that the embargo hurt the Americans more than the foreign countries. So France and Great Britain got the better end of the deal. in 1811, the Indians and Americans fought because they wanted to prevent the Americans from taking there land. Sure enough. THE AMERICANS WON (: