Lecture 18

Lecture 18 - Unit 11: America in the World Lecture Outline...

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Unit 11: America in the World Lecture Outline 1. 1789-1795 2. Politics, 1798-1800 3. The Louisiana Purchase, 1803 4. The War of 1812 (1812-1815) 5. America in the World after the War of 1812 Copies of this Powerpoint file will be available for download from the course website after class
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America in the World Treaty, 1789-1795
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Parisians stormed the Bastille prison on July 14 1789, igniting the French Revolution….which most Americans at first supported
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But when the French Revolution descended into violent and bloody radicalism during the Reign of Terror (1793-4), most Americans looked away in horror
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Outrage at the guillotining of the French aristocracy propelled Britain to declare war with France in 1792 - beginning a 20 year conflict later known as the Napoleonic Wars
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Calculated Neutrality Boosts American Shipping • American merchants supply both Britain and France with wheat, cotton and wool • American profits hit $20m per year from this trade, creating plenty of jobs in port cities
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• With their new riches, merchants build ostentatious new ‘federal-style’ houses • “ A great number of private houses have marble steps to the street door, and other respects are finished in a style of elegance.” (European visitor to Philadelphia, 1790s) Calculated Neutrality Boosts American Shipping
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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