american studies

american studies

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  • Washington's foreign policy
  • The Jay Treaty
  • take their ships
  • XYZ Affair
  • we need money
  • Washington says the us will be neutral with the great britain and france conflict
  • Adams pursues peace
  • don't worry about the ships
  • The u.s made a treaty with great britain while their ally france were having conflict with them. france seized 316 american ships
  • Jefferson's dilemma
  • dont help them!
  • Adams sent 3 envoys to france to end the attacks but were met by secret agents known only as x,y, and z. they said they would continue attacking unless they received a large sum of money as tribute
  • impressment
  • get them!
  • Adams ends the alliance with France which meant peace but the u.s couldn't ask France to pay for the seized ships.
  • france and great britain started attacking the u.s for helping the enemy.
  • great britain kidnapped americans and were forcing them to fight for them and actually shot an american ship which lead them to turn against great britain 
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