I will create a policy of avoiding agreements with other countries.
The XYZ Affair
No peace talks until Talleyrand receives a tribute!
Dealing with pirates
The isolationism policy was a policy of avoiding political or military agreements with other countries.
Battle of New Orleans
President Adams sent three envoys to France to end the attacks, They were met by three secret agents identified as X, Y, and Z. They refused to have peace talks unless Talleyrand received a tribute of money.
Results of the war
France and Great Britain were at war again. as things started to heat up, both nations started seizing american ships and trading them with the enemy.
James Monroe's Dilemma
The battle of New Orleans was defended by general Andrew Jackson and a ragtag army of 7,000 militia, African Americans, Indians, and pirates. 7,500 British troops marched confidently but Jackson's troops met them with deadly fire.
After the war, both sides claimed victory even though none of them won.
No we won!!!
James Monroe became president in 1817, he was relived to return to the policy of isolationism after the war of 1812. Americans attention soon left Europe and to Latin America.