The Jay Treaty
(also known as Jay's Treaty or, in regular terminology, the Treaty of London
) between the United States
and Great Britain
promised that British subjects would leave the Great Lakes
region within a year. However the treaty failed to deal with two other issues between the nations, the impressment of sailors and the debts owed by way of compensation to Loyalists
. In effect, however, it was not so much implemented as set in motion and never completed. It was ultimately overtaken by the Treaty of Ghent
Many Americans were upset with this treaty but the United States still had little negotiating strength and "failed or refused" (as lawyers put it) to fulfil its own part in any event. Alexander Hamilton convinced George Washington that it was the best the United States could do. The treaty was ratified by the United States Senate. Tensions over this treaty played a part in Thomas Jefferson forming the Democratic-Republican party.