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State of the Union at Election day 1828  to Mar 1829

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National Strength: We are nearly a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is great; however, a seriously lack of internal improvements are stifling out growth; however, a recent internal improvements bill has been signed. 

Military Strength: We have 30,000 troops and 12 warships, which is insignificant by European standards. Our military is about on par with British North America, but French North America has about twice our numbers. A recent bill has been signed to increase our military force.  

Foreign Affairs: We are allied with France, who now surrounds our borders with land in Quebec, Florida, Cuba, and Mexico. In most ways, they are the senior partner in this relationship, as their military is more likely to defend us than our own, and they have worked a treaty to pay off 50% of our loans. Because of the Treaty, Great Britain is at peace with us. We have exchanged envoys with the French. 

Military: We currently have our forces guarding the frontier, and on duty for Indian Removal. We have recently sent the Louisiana militia into French Texas to aid the French. 

Economy: The economy is risen since the war, but it has hit a plateau until internal improvements are created. A recent bill has been signed that should improve our economy. 

Trade: The tariff has been adjusted in favor of the French, and has been raised slightly throughout for revenue. Trade with France and her colonies is now 50% of our trade, while 50% of our trade goes to the rest of Europe, including Britain

Budget: Medium-sized and growing. 80% of revenue comes from Tariffs, 10% through tax, 10% through other. About 60% of our budget is going to military upkeep and to protect the boarders, and toward the creation of more warships. 10% is going to paying off the national debt.  30% is going to government upkeep, including internal improvement. Taxes remains low. France has agreed to pay more of the debt in exchange for help in stopping insurrections in Texas and Mexico. 

Social Harmony: New England is pro-British, while the rest of the country is pro-French. Louisiana is more pro-French than pro-American. North and South are divided on the tariff, banking, and on slavery. 

Immigration: Limited, but growing. Europeans, mostly Germans, are flocking to our Northern cities to fill our factories, since the war killed off much of the working population. French citizens are also arriving in New Orleans to increase the French speaking population in this state. Some want to restrict immigration. 

Mood of the people: Content, but wary of another war, especially if it is with Napoleon

Popularity of the Incumbent: Aldridge is respected by most, but there is Aldridge fatigue. He has moderated greatly, but some feel it isn't enough. 

Party Power: Republicans have a  Senate, House, and Governorships plurality, but they do not have over 50%. Northern Republicans, Federalists and Tories have a loose Liberal Coalition, which renders Conservative Republicans and the few Conservative Federalists impotent. 

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Will Aldridge run for another term? Who might challenger Aldridge? Who will be the Federalist challenger? Please quote this entire post

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18 minutes ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union at Election day 1828  to Mar 1829

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National Strength: We are nearly a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is great; however, a seriously lack of internal improvements are stifling out growth; however, a recent internal improvements bill has been signed. 

Military Strength: We have 30,000 troops and 12 warships, which is insignificant by European standards. Our military is about on par with British North America, but French North America has about twice our numbers. A recent bill has been signed to increase our military force.  

Foreign Affairs: We are allied with France, who now surrounds our borders with land in Quebec, Florida, Cuba, and Mexico. In most ways, they are the senior partner in this relationship, as their military is more likely to defend us than our own, and they have worked a treaty to pay off 50% of our loans. Because of the Treaty, Great Britain is at peace with us. We have exchanged envoys with the French. 

Military: We currently have our forces guarding the frontier, and on duty for Indian Removal. We have recently sent the Louisiana militia into French Texas to aid the French. 

Economy: The economy is risen since the war, but it has hit a plateau until internal improvements are created. A recent bill has been signed that should improve our economy. 

Trade: The tariff has been adjusted in favor of the French, and has been raised slightly throughout for revenue. Trade with France and her colonies is now 50% of our trade, while 50% of our trade goes to the rest of Europe, including Britain

Budget: Medium-sized and growing. 80% of revenue comes from Tariffs, 10% through tax, 10% through other. About 60% of our budget is going to military upkeep and to protect the boarders, and toward the creation of more warships. 10% is going to paying off the national debt.  30% is going to government upkeep, including internal improvement. Taxes remains low. France has agreed to pay more of the debt in exchange for help in stopping insurrections in Texas and Mexico. 

Social Harmony: New England is pro-British, while the rest of the country is pro-French. Louisiana is more pro-French than pro-American. North and South are divided on the tariff, banking, and on slavery. 

Immigration: Limited, but growing. Europeans, mostly Germans, are flocking to our Northern cities to fill our factories, since the war killed off much of the working population. French citizens are also arriving in New Orleans to increase the French speaking population in this state. Some want to restrict immigration. 

Mood of the people: Content, but wary of another war, especially if it is with Napoleon

Popularity of the Incumbent: Aldridge is respected by most, but there is Aldridge fatigue. He has moderated greatly, but some feel it isn't enough. 

Party Power: Republicans have a  Senate, House, and Governorships plurality, but they do not have over 50%. Northern Republicans, Federalists and Tories have a loose Liberal Coalition, which renders Conservative Republicans and the few Conservative Federalists impotent. 

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Will Aldridge run for another term? Who might challenger Aldridge? Who will be the Federalist challenger? Please quote this entire post

Godfrey Henry runs for the Republican Nomination

Stats above the quoted post.

”I believe it is time for someone to stand up and run for President that is not only covering the hot topics of this nation, but also the topics that affect the people the most.”

 

We out here in the west have been taking a heavy dedication to farming: crops or livestock, slave or no slaves, whatever. Farming is our way of life, and as the Federal Government organized our territory into States it should note that we have every right to determine our own policies. If we want to work with other States, we should be allowed to have some say in interstate commerce. If we want to be a slave state, we should be allowed to be a slave state. 

 

Our military and internal improvements are on a good track right now; why bother touching an issue that had policy just initiated? We should wait until we see results before we touch this issue again.

 

On westward expansion, have we given up? I feel the Government is more interested in appeasing the French than expanding our lands. I feel that reason minded Tories and Republicans can agree on some Pro-American policies that won’t ruin our alliance, but show that we are, indeed, the United States of America.

 

Yet again, we need to reach out to England. Hopefully, the years of the war will no longer hinder deal making. If they won’t come to us, lets come to them. 

 

Gold standard is a great standard and all, but we must make sure that it is protected under law. Regardless of whether or not the top bank is Federal, there should be laws in place to make sure our currency is stable.

 

Immigration is great! But how about we move people westward? If we populate our frontier with more Americans, how can a coup happen?

 

Adridge is a great man, but its time for a change. Its time to unite those willing to form a greater America.

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8 minutes ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union at Election day 1828  to Mar 1829

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National Strength: We are nearly a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is great; however, a seriously lack of internal improvements are stifling out growth; however, a recent internal improvements bill has been signed. 

Military Strength: We have 30,000 troops and 12 warships, which is insignificant by European standards. Our military is about on par with British North America, but French North America has about twice our numbers. A recent bill has been signed to increase our military force.  

Foreign Affairs: We are allied with France, who now surrounds our borders with land in Quebec, Florida, Cuba, and Mexico. In most ways, they are the senior partner in this relationship, as their military is more likely to defend us than our own, and they have worked a treaty to pay off 50% of our loans. Because of the Treaty, Great Britain is at peace with us. We have exchanged envoys with the French. 

Military: We currently have our forces guarding the frontier, and on duty for Indian Removal. We have recently sent the Louisiana militia into French Texas to aid the French. 

Economy: The economy is risen since the war, but it has hit a plateau until internal improvements are created. A recent bill has been signed that should improve our economy. 

Trade: The tariff has been adjusted in favor of the French, and has been raised slightly throughout for revenue. Trade with France and her colonies is now 50% of our trade, while 50% of our trade goes to the rest of Europe, including Britain

Budget: Medium-sized and growing. 80% of revenue comes from Tariffs, 10% through tax, 10% through other. About 60% of our budget is going to military upkeep and to protect the boarders, and toward the creation of more warships. 10% is going to paying off the national debt.  30% is going to government upkeep, including internal improvement. Taxes remains low. France has agreed to pay more of the debt in exchange for help in stopping insurrections in Texas and Mexico. 

Social Harmony: New England is pro-British, while the rest of the country is pro-French. Louisiana is more pro-French than pro-American. North and South are divided on the tariff, banking, and on slavery. 

Immigration: Limited, but growing. Europeans, mostly Germans, are flocking to our Northern cities to fill our factories, since the war killed off much of the working population. French citizens are also arriving in New Orleans to increase the French speaking population in this state. Some want to restrict immigration. 

Mood of the people: Content, but wary of another war, especially if it is with Napoleon

Popularity of the Incumbent: Aldridge is respected by most, but there is Aldridge fatigue. He has moderated greatly, but some feel it isn't enough. 

Party Power: Republicans have a  Senate, House, and Governorships plurality, but they do not have over 50%. Northern Republicans, Federalists and Tories have a loose Liberal Coalition, which renders Conservative Republicans and the few Conservative Federalists impotent. 

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Will Aldridge run for another term? Who might challenger Aldridge? Who will be the Federalist challenger? Please quote this entire post

Nathaniel Biddle, Former President of the First Bank of the United States, declares presidential run as a federalist. 

Britain and France: The British are our cousins and far closer to our culture rather than the godless French

National Bank: We must charter a new national bank as soon as possible

Internal Improvements: We need these in order to increase our trade income and become a great power

Slavery: This is an abomination before god, abolish it

Size of Military: The military should be reduced to focus on other things

Tariff: Raise the tariff to a high level o protect business interests

Immigration: Immigration is great it populates jobs Americans won't do and allows us more people to send west to increase our power

Expansion: This helps us increase our power on the international scale and as such should e pursued as for Indians we needn't worry about them. 

Threatens to run as a Tory if he doesn't win the nomination

 

   

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12 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

Nathaniel Biddle, Former President of the First Bank of the United States, declares presidential run as a federalist. 

Britain and France: The British are our cousins and far closer to our culture rather than the godless French

National Bank: We must charter a new national bank as soon as possible

Internal Improvements: We need these in order to increase our trade income and become a great power

Slavery: This is an abomination before god, abolish it

Size of Military: The military should be reduced to focus on other things

Tariff: Raise the tariff to a high level o protect business interests

Immigration: Immigration is great it populates jobs Americans won't do and allows us more people to send west to increase our power

Expansion: This helps us increase our power on the international scale and as such should e pursued as for Indians we needn't worry about them. 

Threatens to run as a Tory if he doesn't win the nomination   

I forgot to add Mr. Biddle is from New York City, New York.

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I will run as Vp again im Aldridge runs again

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5 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

I will run as Vp again im Aldridge runs again

OCC: What if he doesn't run again?

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1 hour ago, vcczar said:

OCC: What if he doesn't run again?

I would also serve as Henry's VP

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OCC: Someone will need to challenge Republican candidate Henry, since he's only a farmer. Unless Aldridge runs again, of course. 

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19 hours ago, vcczar said:
State of the Union at Election day 1828  to Mar 1829

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National Strength: We are nearly a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is great; however, a seriously lack of internal improvements are stifling out growth; however, a recent internal improvements bill has been signed. 

Military Strength: We have 30,000 troops and 12 warships, which is insignificant by European standards. Our military is about on par with British North America, but French North America has about twice our numbers. A recent bill has been signed to increase our military force.  

Foreign Affairs: We are allied with France, who now surrounds our borders with land in Quebec, Florida, Cuba, and Mexico. In most ways, they are the senior partner in this relationship, as their military is more likely to defend us than our own, and they have worked a treaty to pay off 50% of our loans. Because of the Treaty, Great Britain is at peace with us. We have exchanged envoys with the French. 

Military: We currently have our forces guarding the frontier, and on duty for Indian Removal. We have recently sent the Louisiana militia into French Texas to aid the French. 

Economy: The economy is risen since the war, but it has hit a plateau until internal improvements are created. A recent bill has been signed that should improve our economy. 

Trade: The tariff has been adjusted in favor of the French, and has been raised slightly throughout for revenue. Trade with France and her colonies is now 50% of our trade, while 50% of our trade goes to the rest of Europe, including Britain

Budget: Medium-sized and growing. 80% of revenue comes from Tariffs, 10% through tax, 10% through other. About 60% of our budget is going to military upkeep and to protect the boarders, and toward the creation of more warships. 10% is going to paying off the national debt.  30% is going to government upkeep, including internal improvement. Taxes remains low. France has agreed to pay more of the debt in exchange for help in stopping insurrections in Texas and Mexico. 

Social Harmony: New England is pro-British, while the rest of the country is pro-French. Louisiana is more pro-French than pro-American. North and South are divided on the tariff, banking, and on slavery. 

Immigration: Limited, but growing. Europeans, mostly Germans, are flocking to our Northern cities to fill our factories, since the war killed off much of the working population. French citizens are also arriving in New Orleans to increase the French speaking population in this state. Some want to restrict immigration. 

Mood of the people: Content, but wary of another war, especially if it is with Napoleon

Popularity of the Incumbent: Aldridge is respected by most, but there is Aldridge fatigue. He has moderated greatly, but some feel it isn't enough. 

Party Power: Republicans have a  Senate, House, and Governorships plurality, but they do not have over 50%. Northern Republicans, Federalists and Tories have a loose Liberal Coalition, which renders Conservative Republicans and the few Conservative Federalists impotent. 

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Will Aldridge run for another term? Who might challenger Aldridge? Who will be the Federalist challenger? Please quote this entire post

President Aldridge announces that he will seek a 5th and final term. 

 

My fellow Americans, as we move into the 1830s, and our war of Revolution, which I have so much pride to have served in, moves into our past, we must forge ahead into this century a great nation. There is no doubt in my mind that what I have done for this nation has aided it in that pursuit. So now I stand before you to seek one final term of office as your President to finish the task which I set out upon all those years ago with your great confidence. It is now that I vow this to be my final term in this office which I have so loved in which to serve.

 

Aldridge runs mostly on his record striking an important tone of attack against his Federalist opponent's abolitionism as out of touch with the American people that understand that slavery is a part of the American economy, particularly among the slave states of the south but also in the Mid-Atlantic states. 

 

Aldridge will continue to work with the French as always and even tips his hat to Farmer Henry for bringing up an issue of equal importance to the administration, putting American interests first.

 

Once more, Aldridge keeps his pledge of no new taxes and happily reminds America that never has he created nor raised a tax during his time in the White House.

 

Taking Conservative tones on Social and Economic issues while retaining his Moderate, Pro-America International platform, Aldridge believes that the Republican party will renominate their popular incumbent and that the Radical Federalist is too extreme to win in a general election.

 

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2 hours ago, vcczar said:

OCC: Someone will need to challenge Republican candidate Henry, since he's only a farmer. Unless Aldridge runs again, of course. 

You shouldn’t have said this... Not everyone here is creating characters to max out on every possible demographic. I could have just as easily been a former cabinet member or State Governor. At least I know the same two people are going to keep running the Roleplay (Really, A five term person who has both fatigue and is opposed by all anti french people, and a party you randomly create that gained such a huge traction? A farmer becoming the Republican nominee makes more sense than a war party still growing post-war instead of toying with other party dynamics.)

 

Ranting aside, you basically just said my candidacy meant shit before the results. Was there God irl to tell the parties what had to happen?

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2 hours ago, CalebsParadox said:

I'd think of you as the obvious successor of the Republican Party if you choose to seek the nomination. 

OOC: I will seek the nomination after Aldridge’s fifth term. Although college finals before our summer break are approaching... I hope to be able to contribute in a meaningful way. As you all know I am currently studying Korean after completing my BA in art history, and that might be more importamt than ever these days. 너무 중요해요 (Very important :)) Perhaps those are the very first Hangeul characters ever posted in this forum... cool!

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27 minutes ago, Kingthero said:

You shouldn’t have said this... Not everyone here is creating characters to max out on every possible demographic. I could have just as easily been a former cabinet member or State Governor. At least I know the same two people are going to keep running the Roleplay (Really, A five term person who has both fatigue and is opposed by all anti french people, and a party you randomly create that gained such a huge traction? A farmer becoming the Republican nominee makes more sense than a war party still growing post-war instead of toying with other party dynamics.)

 

Ranting aside, you basically just said my candidacy meant shit before the results. Was there God irl to tell the parties what had to happen?

OCC: I can only go by the experience you give me. I can't just assume he was a governor or cabinet member. You have to provide that information. Otherwise, I have to go on what you give me. You can alter the information to make him more electable, since I haven't started the election yet. 

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@Kingthero I wasn't saying your candidacy was shit. I'm saying a farmer will have no name recognition. You'd basically just be the anti-Aldridge in the event that people in further away states would have even heard of you. 

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1 minute ago, vcczar said:

@Kingthero I wasn't saying your candidacy was shit. I'm saying a farmer will have no name recognition. You'd basically just be the anti-Aldridge in the event that people in further away states would have even heard of you. 

Real question though; how much does positions even matter in these primaries? It did seem when I ran Yates you only highlighted one maybe two issues out of a full platform.

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5 minutes ago, Kingthero said:

Real question though; how much does positions even matter in these primaries? It did seem when I ran Yates you only highlighted one maybe two issues out of a full platform.

It matters because I roll a dice. The percentage for success in the die role depends on homestate, party, happiness with incumbent, and platform that is in line with their major desires. Yates actually did really well. Aldridge probably should have won one the first ballot, being a powerful incumbent that is respected, even with fatigue. Yates dragged it to about 8 rounds. 

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34 minutes ago, Kingthero said:

You shouldn’t have said this... Not everyone here is creating characters to max out on every possible demographic. I could have just as easily been a former cabinet member or State Governor. At least I know the same two people are going to keep running the Roleplay (Really, A five term person who has both fatigue and is opposed by all anti french people, and a party you randomly create that gained such a huge traction? A farmer becoming the Republican nominee makes more sense than a war party still growing post-war instead of toying with other party dynamics.)

 

Ranting aside, you basically just said my candidacy meant shit before the results. Was there God irl to tell the parties what had to happen?

I think that the biggest issue with your candidate is that it is difficult to imagine him having been a name in contention for the Republican nomination, as he is so unknown with the information given that he wouldn't have even local name recognition, much less state or nationwide recognition. It might help to elaborate more on his background so that @vcczar can see why he is an important voice and figure in the party that would be nominated. 

For example, you could expand upon his background and say that he is well known in the state due to owning a large tracts of land, and regularly engages in political fundraising and campaigning for local and statewide candidates. He could also be an important and unofficial adviser to the Governor of the state, or have been urged to run for governership previously. Maybe he served in the War of 1812 (or whenever it happened in the timeline) and made a name for himself before settling back down into his farm. I fully support the idea of a Western, agricultural based nominee but it's difficult for @vcczar to do much with your candidacy when it could just be that Henry is a disgruntled farmer who decided to run for President without anyone knowing who he is. 

I apologize if any of this sounds hostile whatsoever, it's just the opposite in fact! You've shown yourself to be very elaborate in your RP replies and willing to try out a variety of different roles and participate in many scenarios, I just want to perhaps better explain why it might be difficult for Henry to gain the nomination with the background provided :) 

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3 minutes ago, CalebsParadox said:

I think that the biggest issue with your candidate is that it is difficult to imagine him having been a name in contention for the Republican nomination, as he is so unknown with the information given that he wouldn't have even local name recognition, much less state or nationwide recognition. It might help to elaborate more on his background so that @vcczar can see why he is an important voice and figure in the party that would be nominated. 

For example, you could expand upon his background and say that he is well known in the state due to owning a large tracts of land, and regularly engages in political fundraising and campaigning for local and statewide candidates. He could also be an important and unofficial adviser to the Governor of the state, or have been urged to run for governership previously. Maybe he served in the War of 1812 (or whenever it happened in the timeline) and made a name for himself before settling back down into his farm. I fully support the idea of a Western, agricultural based nominee but it's difficult for @vcczar to do much with your candidacy when it could just be that Henry is a disgruntled farmer who decided to run for President without anyone knowing who he is. 

I apologize if any of this sounds hostile whatsoever, it's just the opposite in fact! You've shown yourself to be very elaborate in your RP replies and willing to try out a variety of different roles and participate in many scenarios, I just want to perhaps better explain why it might be difficult for Henry to gain the nomination with the background provided :) 

Fair enough; I am just personally biased against people who come in as hot shots without building up to it.

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Newspapers all over the Nation promote Henry by establishing his experiences.

 

Henry may seem like an ordinary farmer with a love of politics, but he has done a lot more than the everyday joe. During the British conflict, he served as a Sergeant on the successful Indian front, later becoming a lieutenant and protecting New Orleans from British invasions. He was key to establishing land claims of new Western States by working with the army and temporary Governors to set up the States for agricultural success. He even at one point served as a mayor to the town that sat closest to his farm, which he later grew into a successful city outside Knoxville, Tennessee. Many people in the West know his name from his efforts during and after the war, the South knows him due to his agricultural innovations, and the North knows him because of his military experience and critiques of foreign powers.

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Thomas Gates, Federalist Senator from Delaware, declares his candidacy for the Federalist nomination for President

(OOC: I really like the platform template used by @WVProgressive, and all credit for this format goes to him! If you would like me to use a different platform or feel uncomfortable with it @WVProgressive just let me know and I'll take this post down and write a campaign statement instead so there are no issues!)

Britain and France: The French have been strong allies to the United States of America, but ultimately it is the British that we must take strides to align ourselves with. The French are growing increasingly domineering over our budding nation, and seem to view as a reluctant vassal instead of an independent nation. We must grow outside of their influence and refuse to strengthen their position in North America. 

National Bank: The National Bank must be re-instituted, and the Federalist Party will push legislation through Congress to make it so. 

Internal Improvements: Internal Improvements are a necessity. The Aldridge Administration has ignored internal improvements due to a ludicrous aversion to taxation and tariffs, and instead coddled up closer and closer to the French on budgetary issues. We will push infrastructure bills through Congress, and ensure that we are keeping up with European nations on production and transportation. 

Slavery: Slavery is an issue that must be addressed in time, but now is not that time. We would likely delay admission of new slave states into the nation for some time, and if necessary we must increase the number of free states and slave states simultaneously. The balance of power between slave and free states must be respected for the time being. 

Size of Military: The military should be increased and maintained, as high tension with the French are bound to come during our administration. War ships are to be built and the military is to be increased in size. 

Tariff: The tariff must be raised much higher to ensure that we are able to build up our nations infrastructure and start the domestic improvements that the prior administration lagged in doing for over a decade. 

Taxation: Taxes are to be both be created and raised for the purpose of internal improvements and military buildup. 

Immigration: Immigration is the cornerstone of American economic success, and we shall heavily encourage it during our term and perhaps look into loosening citizenship restrictions to grow our nation. 

EmigrationWe will not disallow the emmigration of Americans to French Texas, as it may be fortunate for Texas to become "Americanized" if the French are to flounder in North America. 

Expansion: It is imperative that we grow our nation's borders outside of the current limits. The French have expanded across North America, and their influence must eventually be weakened if American interests are to be protected. We openly desire French Florida and French Texas, and there is even some clamoring for French Canada. We also must push the Indians out of our territory and take what is rightfully American. 

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OCC: So it looks like we will have a convention of Aldridge vs. Henry for the Republicans and Biddle vs. Gates for the Federalists. 

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OCC: Update: Conventions have been calculated, but I won't have time to post the election results until tonight or tomorrow. 

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