VSP # 3: The French Revolution

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Samiya Cogmon
Hist. 101-4051
VSP #3

The French Revolution, Whiskey rebellion and Jay’s Treaty drove Americans to divide into two competing parties.
To begin with, Americans had to decide their stance on the French Revolution. Americans had been notified of the French’s revolt in 1789 and many supported it, including Thomas Jefferson and other Democratic-Republicans. They felt that the Revolution was a positive event because it supported their strong views on liberty. In fact, Jefferson stated that he would rather see “half the world desolated” than see the French Revolution fail. However, Hamilton and other Federalists believed that the Revolution was getting out of hand (AY). All in all, these different opinions on the French Revolution

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