The United States Growing Role in World Affairs

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    United States Growing Role in World Affairs

  • Proclamation of Neutrality

    This was the formal proclamation issued by President Washington stating that the United States would remain neutral in the war between Britain and France.
  • XYZ Affair

    Occurred when French officials tried to bribe the U.S. America was outraged and began a quasi-war with France.
  • The Convention of 1800

    The convention ended the hostility between the U.S. and France and ended the alliance between France and the United States that had begun during the Revolution.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    This was the name of the land purchase from France that President Jefferson had authorized. This land doubled the size of the U.S.
  • Embargo Act of 1807

    President Jefferson passed this act which made all exports from the United States illegal. This greatly damaged the United States economy.
  • The War of 1812

    The United States declared war on Great Britain because of the impressment of U.S. ships.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    This treaty ended the war between the United States and Britain. It restored the borders of the two countries to where they were before the war.
  • The Monroe Doctrine

    This was the policy that stated that further efforts by European countries to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as acts of aggression requiring U.S. intervention.