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The French revolution started in 1792 when France went to war with Britain. Jefferson thoughtthat the French revolution and the American revolution were cousins. Americans risked their ownrevolution to support French revolution. The first major event in the French revolution was the genetaffair, Edmund Genet was an ambassador from France sent to the United states. He sought to drag theU.S into Frances war with Europe. He was not successful at all; his defiance of Washington ultimatelydiscredited the French revolution in many quarters. Genet landed in South Carolina where he set upJacobins which were political clubs for radicals and sent out letters of mark on American ships. OnceWashington got wind of what was happening, he immediately put an end to it. The first try of resolutionwas the Jays treaty, in 1794 john jay negotiated a disadvantages treaty with Britain. This preserved peaceat a time when the U.S was ill prepared for war. They met in London and the treaty hardened linesbetween the just forming federalist. Britain agreed to stop attacking American ships. The second triedresolution was with Spain. Spain at this time was very weak so the treaty favored the Americas greatly.The agreement was that Spain would pull all trade with the Native Americans and Spain can tradethrough New Orleans with no tax. Now we enter the French crisis, after France refused to negotiate thedifferences between them and halt the attacks on American shipping. President Adams published theentire correspondence with the French government. The result solidified support for his tough line

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