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  • The Jay Treaty 
  • The Jay Treaty 
  • The XYZ Affair 
  • Peace with France 
  • In 1994, The Jay Treaty, the Great Britain and the British finally agreed to pull their troops from Ohio Valley.
  • Consequence for Adams 
  • President Adam Sent three representatives to France to ask the French to end the attacks, and have peace. They were meet with secret agents sent by Talleyrand know as X, Y, and Z. The X, Y, and Z told that America had to pay tribute if they wanted peace 
  • Impressment 
  • In 1779, president Adams sent a peace mission to France. They met up with Napoleon and ended 1788 alliance with the U.S and America would be at peace with France now. But some Americans were mad because they wanted war. 
  • Pirates of the Barbary Coast
  • After Adams started peace with France, a lot of Americans wanted to go into war with France, but they didn't. Adams lost the election (of 1800) because of this situation.  
  •  It was difficult for America to remain neural towards Great Britian when Britain began impressing Americans sailors. America got really mad after the Leopard ( a Britain warship) opened fire on the Chesapeake ( a U.S warship).
  • Pirates from the Barbary states were seizing America ships that entered the Mediterranean Sea. To stop this, Washington and Adams secretly paid tribute to Barbary states rulers.
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