Provoked by tax on whiskey, first serious challenge towards authority. Farmers attacked revenue collectors to defend their liberty. This happened under Washington’s government.
Embargo Act 1807
Diplomatic incident between France and the United States. Adams sent 3 minister to France to negotiate a commercial agreement to to protect U.S shipping. They were known as X, Y and Z. The bribes infuriated the Americans and challenged France to a war.
Non-intercourse Act 1809
Land purchase of Louisiana (827000 square miles) from the United Stated-France that cost 15 million dollars. Land from Louisiana to Montana and Colorado.
War of 1812
Jefferson was frustrated that American ships were attacked constantly. So he prohibited American ships to sail to foreign ports in order to exert economic pressure.
Sorry, I can't trade, boss's orders.
A repeal of the Embargo Act. President Madison wanted to end the economic unbalance, but still remain neutral. Americans could now trade with all nations except Britain and France who originally attacked American merchant ships.
Can't trade with Britain or France, boss's orders.
Conflict between the U.S and U.K over British violations in the United States, maritime rights. Britain refused to stop seizing American ships from France. Which lead to the war of 1812 between the U.S and U.K.