The XYZ affair was when three Americans were sent out by president Adams to meet with the french and ask them to stop the attacks. But, the three french representatives refused unless they were paid a large sum of money. The mens names were unknown so they were refered to as X,Y, and Z.
Look at all we got from the americans!
The Jay Treaty was a treaty signed in 1794 that made the british agree to pull out there troops from Ohio Valley. It was named the Jay Treaty because Supreme Court Justice John Jay was sent out by washington to settle things with the british.
Impressment and piracy became a huge problem in the 1700s. Impressment was where Great Britain were kidnapping american sailors and forcing them to serve the British navy this happened to thousands of american sailors.
Piracy was also a huge problem in the 1700s. Piracy was when pirates of states of North Africa robbed the ships and held crew members for ransom, or money this happened over several years
Isolationism was where the United States said they werent going to get involved with other countries and foreign afairs. This ment there would be no trade between the U.S and other countries or have no alliance with other countires.
This was where an american ship ran aground and the crew and captain were captured by pirates held for ransom of 3million dollars but settled for $60,000 than they were raided and then the ship was set on fire.