Jay"tms treaty was viewed as an Anglo-American alliance by the new French government. Although the United States was eager to avoid war with France it also did not want to jeopardize relations with Britain.
Fisher Ames was a descendent from William Ames who immigrated to Plymouth in 1626. Third in a family of five, Ames was born in Dedham Massachusetts to Deborah and Nathaniel Ames. In mid. 1781 he became a clear supporter of Hamilton and strongly hated anything related with Jefferson. In the fall of 1787 he became an elected delegate from Dedham to the Massachusetts ratifying convention. This is where he gave a powerful speech about biennial elections. He became a young man that everyone trusted, and in 1788 he was chosen to be a representative of Dedham in the General Court of Massachusetts. He served in congress from 1789 to 1797. He favored Jay"tms treaty heavily, and delivered an incredible speech about it, even though most members of congress wanted to nullify it. A conservative to say the least, Ames retired along with Washington"tms administration in 1796.
Timothy Pickering was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1745. He atten
es had not committed themselves to aiding the fight to reconstruct the nation. Jay"tms treaty was viewed as an Anglo-American alliance by the new French government. Although the United States was eager to avoid war with France it also did not want to jeopardize relations with Britain.
As defendants of the government, we propose the following resolutions. The Alien and Sedition acts shall be modified. There will be no limitations on free speech or free press. However, the parts regarding persons taking part in treasonous and tyrannical actions will remain standing. Likewise, any interference with Federal officers upholding the law will still be punishable by means decided in a Federal court. To grant more view to the actions of the government, there will be a bimonthly newsletter published pertaining to any significant actions taken by Congress, or the President. Upon the development of a formidable military able to withstand attacks from any adversaries, any statements conceding economic power to the British will be retracted and normal commerce will be reestablished. Following a peaceful break with Britain, a summit will be scheduled with French officials to work out any differences caused by prior agreements with Britain, as well as engagements in the Caribbean between ships of our navies.
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