development over time of the United States growing role in world affairs in our early years

  • Proclamation of Neutrality

    This was an announcement, made by George Washington, which declared the United States would remain neutral in the conflict between Great Britain and France.
  • XYZ Affair

    An incedant involving a diplomat from the untied states and from France which lead to the Quasi War.
  • Convention of 1800

    the convention of 1800 was where the treaty to end the Quasi war was signed.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    The purchase of Louisiana and the surrounding land by the US from France.
  • Embargo Act

    Thomas Jefferson enforced an embargo which made all exports from the United States illegal. It was meant to force Britain and France to respect American rights in the Napoleonic Wars. It was unsuccessful.
  • War of 1812

    A war fought between the US and Great Britain. Known also as the second war for independence by America.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the US and the UK.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Created by President James Monroe, this was an intervention by external powers in the politics of America.