The XYZ Affair

  • Beginning of Napoleonic Wars

    War between France and England [USA neutral]
  • Jay's Treaty with England

    Jay's Treaty with England; Makes France believe that USA has made an alliance with England
  • XYZ Affair (Speech)

  • XYZ Affair

    The XYZ Affair was a diplomatic event stemming from 1797 with the impressment of American sailors that turned into a national debate.
  • Quasi War

  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    The acts lengthened the period of naturalization for aliens, authorized the president to expel any alien considered dangerous, permitted the detention of subjects of an enemy nation, and limited freedom of the press.
  • End of Napoleonic Wars