Early America

  • xyz affair

    In an effort to improve relations between America and France diplomats were sent to meet with the foreign minister. The officials they met with were corrupt and demanded a bribe before they could meet with the foreign minister.
  • Convention of 1800

    The relations between France and America are finally settled with the treaty of Treaty of Mortefontaine.
  • Louisiana Purchase

    Thomas Jefferson doubles the size of America by buying land from Napoleon
  • Embargo act

    Thomas Jefferson signed an act prohibiting american ships from trading with other nations in an effort to promote neutrality.
  • War of 1812

    British impressment of American sailors causes a war to break out between the British and Americans.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Peace treaty ending the war of 1812
  • Monroe doctrine

    established that any intervention by external powers in the politics of the Americas would be a potentially hostile act against the US.