The great rule of contact for us, in regard to foreign nations, is... to have with them as little political connection as possible. It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent allies with any portion of the foreign world.
The war of 1812
In 1789 when Washington took presidency, he was concerned about his weak military. So he enacted a policy of neutrality. This policy meant that the USA would do nothing for France nor the British.
The Battle Of New Orleans
The pirate plague that began off the coast of North Africa ( Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli) . John Adams created the XYZ affair, But it later lead to the Quasi-War. He also passed the embargo act, which was unsuccessful.
After America failed to invade British Canada, the British retaliated by invading Washington. The war would end by the hand of Thomas Jefferson in 1815.
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During the war of 1812, the british had tried to invade multiple places beforehand. But now their target was New orleans and it ended up being America's best victory of the war. Jackson had Soildiers and other militias waiting for them and they were taken down swiftly.
After Monroe had been elected president, Latin Americans became the attention rather than Europe. Hispanics were rebelling against Spain and Monroe was met with a dilema. He didn't know how to support the Latin Americans. Known as the Monroe doctrine he warned European countries about messing with new Latin countries.
Madison in his presidency thought of a way to stop sea attacks, a deal. The deal involve this, and I quote " If you cease your attacks on American ships, the united states will stop trading with your enemy.". However Napolean had seemed to agree he ended up double crossing him in the end.