President Washington Creates a Foreign Policy that says that the United states will not side with France nor Great Britain, when they are at war.
You're coming with me and if anyone ask you were a British deserter.
The Jay Treaty was when Great Britain agreed to leave Ohio valley, this made the French really angered. Since the French were not happy after the British left the French attacked many us ships.
Don't tell anyone but here just don't attack our ships.
The XYZ affair is when the us asked the meet with France so they could ask France to stop the attacks. in return France sent back three agents that were to only be referred to as X, Y, and Z. The XYZ agents said they would only stop the attacks in return for money .The US refused and said they would send an army and build new ships
The war of 1812
The British decided to start kidnapping american sailors and forcing them too serve in the British navy. When asked where they came from the kidnappers said they were British deserters.
Although during the XYZ affair the Americans were saying " millions for defense, but not one sent for tribute " The United States was secretly paying tribute to the states of North Africa so their pirates would not attack US ships. By the time Jefferson became President the United States had already paid the Barbary States 2 million dollars.
Jefferson decided that the United States isolation was over, and began a war with Great Britain. This was not very smart keeping in mind that we had an army of only 7,000 poorly trained men and only 16 ships.