History Story board XYZ affair

History Story board XYZ affair

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  • America: "We want peace and would like to stay neutral for the sake of our country!"
  • French: "WE ARE ANGRY!!!"
  • We are just trying to trade with Britain, why are you doing this?!
  • France: We are taking you into war and destroying your ships!
  • I'm Charles Pinckney! :)
  • I'm John Marshall and I'm here to talk with these fine people about the seizing of the ships.
  • Hullo. I'm Elbridge Gerry.
  • America wanted to stay neutral and not go to war with the french for the sake of peace and so they wouldn't be against Britain, but the French were upset.
  • You can't meet him until you pay our bribe!
  • How is that fair? We aren't paying your bribe! No means no!
  • The French started impressing the American ships, which meant taking them and forcing them into the French militia
  • We will not pay your overpriced and completely idiotic bribe!
  • John Adams didn't like what the French were doing, so he sent three envoys to France to ask their new leader, Mr. Talleyrand, to stop.
  • I, John Adams, chose peace over the sake of my party. I'm willing to give up the Federalist party for the sake of my country.
  • The French stopped seizing our ships by the power of the treaty!
  • Our US Navy has grown!
  • Once the three men got to France, they were approached by Talleyrand's agents and they said that the men could only pass if the Americans paid a bribe.
  • Out of shock, the Americans decided to not pay the bribe and that they'd much rather go to war then deal with such illegal nonsense. The pride in America grew and demanded more respect.
  • As a result of the XYZ Affair, the US Navy grew in size, the US signed a treaty with Napoleon to stop seizing ships, and John Adams went against his own party to keep peace in the US.
  • *Federalist party weakens and dies out*
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