XYZ Affair Tanasia Carson

XYZ Affair Tanasia Carson

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  • caused tensions to increase between the United States and France.
  • XYZ Affair Cause
  • The XYZ Affair was a diplomatic incident between France and the United States that resulted in a limited, declared war known as the Quasi- War (1798-!800).
  • The Affair named for three French representatives who demand bribes from American envoys sent to France to meet avoid hostilities caused by French seizure of American merchant ships.
  • When president Adams publicly released news of the French demands, he substituted the real names of the French diplomats with W,X,Y,Z.
  • Americans responded to the French demands with the rallying cry, "Millions for defense, but not one penny for tribute."
  • The XYZ Effect was that British seized American ships.
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