Foreign Threats to the New Government

Foreign Threats to the New Government
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  • The French and British are at war
  • Some Americans wanted to help and some wanted to stay neutral. In the end Washington decided to remain neutral with the Proclaimation of Neutrality.
  • No, We shall remain neutral
  • We need to help France
  • Charles Genet, a citizen from France decided to test the Proclamation of Neutrality
  • I will pay you a lot of money if you help me fight the British
  • The rule of 1756 still applies, go seize exactly 250 American ships.
  • Your Majesty, a man named Charles Genet has captured 80 of our ships! 
  • And America and France have opened trade
  • And some of our sailors have joined American ships
  • The King speaks second
  • George speaks first
  • Okay...Oh! We also need to figure out a way to move those Spaniards out of the 31st parallel latitude
  • What! Jay you must make a treaty with them
  • I really hate this job, and I'm glad Genet is gone.
  • By the way the British seized 250 of our ships
  • Yes sir,
  • Yes sir, I shall call it the Jay treaty
  • I'm Thomas Pinckney, May we please have the 31st parallel latitude?
  • Since you asked nicely, you may
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