American Domestic and foreign Affairs in the 1790s
As a result, the representatives of the states had split themselves into two separate parties, the Federalists led by Alexander Hamilton and the Republicans led by Thomas Jefferson. National, as well as international affairs estranged Americans from each other and created an unanticipated political party system, which thoroughly tested the capability and adequacy of the Constitution.
Domestic troubles inevitably followed the creation of a new government and in 1794, disgruntled Pennsylvania farmers united together to oppose the federal imposition of a whiskey tax. The Whiskey Rebellion raised questions as to how the government would deal with opposition. Alienating many agriculture-based citizens, Washington firmly terminated the rebellion a