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Chapter 13, Lesson 1: Launching a New Government (pp. 316-319)

I. Setting Goals at Home

II. Shaping Foreign Policy

    A. Thomas Jefferson wanted to help the French in their revolution.

    B. Alexander Hamilton thought the United States could lose its rich trade with Great Britain if it helped France.

    C. President Washington decided to stay out of foreign wars in Europe.

III. Forming Political Parties
    A. Hamilton's friends formed the Federalist Party and helped John Adams run for President.

    B. Jefferson ran for President in the Republican party.

    C. Adams won the 1796 election.

    D. Congress passed the Sedition Act which punished people who spoke against the government.

    E. In 1800 Jefferson won the presidential election.

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