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  • Washington Creates a Foreign Policy
  • I'm going to create a foreign policy!
  • President Adams' Dilemma: Protecting U.S. Ships
  • Seize that ship!!!
  • The War of 1812
  • I declare war on Great Britain 
  • Ok
  • Washington knew that the U.S. was not prepared for war. Instead, he announced a policy of neutrality, under this policy the U.S. would not do anything to aid Great Britain or France.
  • The Battle of New Orleans
  • Attack!!!
  • In 1796 the French navy began attacking U.S. merchant ships headed toward Great Britain, so to stop this Adams ordered U.S. privateers to seize any French vessels.
  • Latin's America's Revolution
  • No more colonization for the Americas!!!
  • James Madison chose to abandon isolationism. At his request, Congress declared war on Great Britain. This was a bold step for a nation with an army of 7,000 men.
  • The Monroe Doctrine
  • The battle of New Orleans was the greatest victory of the war of 1812 
  • AHHHHH!!!!
  • In Mexico the revolt against Spanish rule was inspired by a Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo.
  • Drive out the Spaniards!!!!!!
  • In 1823, Monroe made a speech to Congress announcing a policy that became known as the Monroe Doctrine. Monroe stated that the nations of North and South America were "free and independent"
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