American History With Britain

Jay's 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's 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's administration in 1796.

Timothy Pickering was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1745. He attended Harv



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