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The XYZ Affair Guillermo Gutierrez Pages 209-210
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Jay’s Treaty To the French, Jay’s Treaty was an insult. U.S. had “sided” with the British. Cause a deterioration of relations; Pickney not allowed in Paris
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Quasi-War In 1797, French privateers began seizing American ships War is never really declared (Called Quasi-War) Hamilton supports anti-French sentiment
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Avoiding War Adams doesn’t want to wage war against French Sends Charles Pinckney, John Marshall, and Elbridge Gerry to quarrel down issue They are to: obtain compensations for ships seized by French privateers
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Avoiding War cont. Treaties might force them to defend French Caribbean islands from British In exchange, they are to offer the same commercial privileges that the British enjoy
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XYZ Talleyrand demands $250,000 personal bribe A concession of 50,000 pounds sterling 12 million dollar loan from the U.S.
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XYZ cont. Americans refuse to pay Humiliation sets off a domestic political explosion
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Unformatted text preview: Called XYZ for the names of Talleyrand’s lackeys Jean Conrad Hottinguer, Pierre Political Cartoon War? Federalists press for a general rearmament Adams remains skeptical about French Invasion Misses the whole political objective of an army Hamilton’s Military Power Army is created in summer of 1798 George Washington becomes commander in chief Adams is forced to elect Hamilton as second in Command Hamilton’s Military Power cont. Hamilton creates army with only Federalist commanders Air of unreality in it; might have wanted to invade Spanish Latin America Army helps establish political order The Big Picture The XYZ affairs were a Quasi-War among the French and Americans It was caused in part by Jay’s Treaty and also the great political instability in France French demands make a treaty sound impossible Federalists promote an army; Hamilton is placed as second in...
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