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American Studies

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  • Jay Treaty
  • So does this mean that you will have your troops leave Ohio Valley?
  • Yes, only if you are on our side, not France.
  • XYZ Affair
  • So, this time will he be able to talk to me.
  • No, he still refuses.
  • The Battle of New Orleans
  • Washington sent John Jay to London to settle things with Britain, and which the British finally agreed to pull their troops from the Ohio Valley.
  • Impressment
  • This is not fair!!!
  • President Adams sent three representatives to France to ask the French to end the attacks. But the French leader refused to speak to the American. 
  • Embargo Act
  •     No Trade
  • New Orleans was defended by 7,000 militias, free African Americans, pirates, and Indians against over 7,500 British troops. While 20 Americans were killed 2,000 British soldiers were killed or wounded.
  • Solving the Problem
  • Will this ransom be enough to stop the many attacks against us?
  • It's not $3 million but this will be good enough.
  • The British seized American ships and began kidnapping American sailors and forcing them to serve in the British army and claiming they were British deserters.
  • Keeping moving along!
  • The Embargo Act included that no foreign ships could enter U.S ports and no American ships could, unless to trade among other U.S ports.
  • After a year of U.S attacks and a blockade, Tripoli signed a peace treaty with the United States with a ransom of $60,000 which, was a bargain compared to $3 million.
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