us history

  • Proclamation of Neutrality

    The Proclamation of Neutrality was a formal announcement issued by George Washington April 22, 1793, declaring the nation neutral in the conflict between France and Great Britain. It threatened legal proceedings against any American providing assistance to any country at war.
  • XYZ affair

    It was a political and diplomatic episode early in the administration of John Adams, involving a confrontation between the United States and Republican France that led to an undeclared naval war called the Quasi-War. The name derives from the substitution of the letters X, Y and Z for the names of French diplomats in documents released by the Adams administration.
  • Convention of 1800

    Was also known as the Treaty of Mortefontaine, was a treaty between the United States of America and France to settle the hostilities that had erupted during the Quasi-War
  • Louisiana Purchas

    was the acquisition by the United States of America in 1803 of 828,000 square miles of France's claim to the territory of Louisiana.
  • Embargo Act

    The Embargo Act of 1807 was a general embargo enacted by the United States Congress against the United Kingdom and France during the Napoleonic Wars.The embargo was imposed in response to violations of U.S. neutrality, in which American merchantmen and their cargo were seized as contraband of war by the Europeans.
  • War of 1812

    Was a 32-month military conflict between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, its North American colonies and its Indian allies. The outcome resolved many issues which remained from the American War of Independence, but involved no boundary changes
  • Treaty of Ghent

    The peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Monroe Doctrine

    Was a US foreign policy regarding Latin American countries in the early 19th century