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Development of the United states over time.

  • Proclamation of Neutrality

    Proclamation of Neutrality
    The Proclamation of Neutrality was an announcement made by Presedent George Washington on the issue of foriegn war. He said that in order to help America grow, that America needs to remain neutral in the conflict between France and Great Britain.
  • XYZ Affair

    XYZ Affair
    (1797-1798) The name relates to an incident between the United States and France, where "X" "Y" "Z" replace the names of the people involved. US deplomats were sent to France to discuss matters. They were to meet French Foreign Minister Talleyrand, but, instead were meet by agents sent by the Minister. The agents demaded bribes and loans before the Deplomats were to talk with Talleyrand. Americans were offended by this. This incident really strained American's relationship with France.
  • Convention of 1800

    Convention of 1800
    (A.K.A.: Treaty of Mortefontaine) This Treaty ended any alliance with France. It also helped between trade. America was influenced by George Washington's farewell. America remained neutral for many more years.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Louisiana Purchase
    The Louisiana Purchase was a great deal of land bought from France for about 15 million dollars. Nearly doubled the size of America.
  • Embargo Act

    Embargo Act
    The embargo was imposed in response to violations of U.S. neutrality, in which American sailors and their cargowas captured as contraband of war by the hostile European navies.
  • War of 1812

    War of 1812
    (1812-1815) This war was a conlfict between the British and Americans. Impressonment and trade restrictions led to the war.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    This was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812. It restored things to the way it was before the war. (no territory lost or gained)
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Monroe Doctrine
    This document said that any further exports of European countries would be seen as acts of aggression. It also stated that America would not meddle with any exsisting European colonies.