The French only agreed to meet if the U.S gave them money. Because of this the Americans felt a new sense of nationalism.
Talleyrand will only meet if you pay us.
The Alien and Sedition Acts were results of the XYZ Affair, meant to keep the French away. Alien act made it more difficult yo become a citizen, the Sedition Act made it illegal to make defamatory statements about the government.
The Alien and Sedition Acts will be helpful.
Years later, after the anger caused by the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Louisiana Purchase was made. It's important because it went against Jefferson's federalist beliefs but it was a bargain.
The U.S began to believe that expansion was their destiny and continued to expand. But little did they know it would bring about more conflict
This is our destiny. We must expand.
A conflict caused by expansion was the War of 1812, the British were trying to restrict trade. The U.S was able to stop the British leaving them with a new sense of pride.