George Washington requested for John Jay to go to London to tell the British to take out their troops in the Ohio Valley. This was later known as the Jay Treaty
We need them out of the Ohio Valley!
John Jay, you must go to London to settle things with the British
I will try my best Mr. Washington
Meanwhile in France...
The British agreed to take their troops out of the Ohio Valley. However, French officials found the Jay Treaty as betrayal by the US. The France navy began attacking American ships
How dare the British pull their troops from Ohio Valley!!! America has betrayed us.
President Adams sent three reps to France to end the attacks. However, Tallyrand(the French Foreign Minister) refused to speak unless bribed. The Americans were met by special agents with the names of X, Y, and Z
Our Foreign Minister Tallyrand shall only speak if we are bribed
We would like your French ships to stop attacking ours.
BACK IN USA
In February 1799, President Adams announced that he was sending a peace mission to France
I shall send a peace mission to France!!!
Napoleon Bonaparte, the new governor of France, was eager to make peace with America and Britain.
I agree to this peace mission
Adams' pursuit for peace created many disagreements in the Federalist party. This costed him votes in the next election, causing him to lose.
We don't like you pursuit for peace!!!
Yeah! We Federalists are not reelecting you next term!!!