I made a Foreign Policy if you want to learn more look below!
Adam's Peace Treaty
lets make a treaty with France.
The XYZ Affair
The Foreign Policy that I made was based on isolationism and it means that we don't try to engage in war unless we have too so we can get ready to fight because our army is weak and unprepared for war.
Dealing With Pirates
we are stuck on a reef!
France ships attacked our American fishing boats so I made a treaty with them so they stop hurting our people.
President Madison's Dilemma
I declare war on Great Britain.
President Adams sent three people (representatives) to ask the French to stop the attacks on US ships. The reason it is called the XYZ affair is because the people Adams sent met people and they were later identified as XYZ, no names just that.
The Monroe Doctrine
Thomas Jefferson sends a small fleet of naval ships and bombards them with their cannons. One of the ships (Philadelphia) got stuck on a reef and were taken and held for ransom. In 1805 Tripoli signed a peace treaty and made the ransom for the Philadelphia's crew $60,000 instead of the 3 million it was before.
Lets make a peace treaty!
Great Britain kept attacking at sea, and President James Madison declared war on Great Britain and the war ended with a peace treaty .
It says that we should not get involved in fights with Europe. If Europe tries to fight us and comes to us we will fight back.