It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world!
Adams Protects US Ships
I will defend my mission to France, as long as I have an eye to direct my hand, or a finger to hold my pen... I desire no other inscription over my gravestone than: "Here lies John Adams, who took upon himself the responsibility of the peace with France in the year 1800."
Designed in 1782, The Great Seal symbolizes our nations principles of strength, endurance, and peace.
Jefferson Fights Pirates!
Argh! Pay me tribute or you'll never see you precious land of Americas again!!
Washington's policy of avoiding alliances with other countries became known as isolationism.
Madison Escapes Blaze
John Adams believed the United States required a strong navy and worked to have a dozen warships constructed.
Monroe Supports Latin American
Hi, my name is America and I am really exited that you, Latin America, are now able to trade with us because you fought for your freedom.
Attacks on American ships by pirates, French, and the British were stopped by the Embargo Act of 1807, but only temporarily. The act was repealed in 1809 after 55,000 sailors lost their jobs.
Ha! President Jefferson will impose an embargo and you'll never see your tributes again!
In august 1814, the British burned several public building including the capitol and the white house because they were mad. The next month, the British attacked Fort McHenry which led to Francis Scott Key writing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
WhITE HOuse ON FIERE??!1!!!1
The Monroe Doctrine of 1823 angered Europe but established unity within the United States and supported Latin America's new found freedom from Spain.
Cool. I agree. I am also glad that Spain does not own me anymore and we are a individual entity.