The French Revolution and

The French Revolution and - The French Revolution and Jays...

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The French Revolution and Jay’s Treaty Rodrigo Caldera
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Charges of Treason: The Battle over Foreign Affairs People in the United States started to identify on political ideology either with England or with France. The two political parties in the US took opposite sides in the conflict with the Republicans siding with the French and the Federalists siding with the English.
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The Peril of Neutrality The British by 1794 still had 1000 soldiers occupying the Northwest Territory that they had agreed in the Treaty of 1783 to surrender all military posts there. 75% of imports coming into the US came from England however the English arrogantly refused to give the Americans full commercial reciprocity.
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The Peril of Neutrality (cont) On May 1789, King Louis XVI granted the Estates General to meet again and he himself unleashed a Revolution that would cost him his reign and his life. The French Revolution was led by militant republicans, ideologues. However this men could not stop the violence of the revolution and ended up killing thousands in the guillotine during the Reign of Terror. Although the French Revolution was
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The Peril of Neutrality (cont) When France declared war on Britain in 1793, the European nations wanted to see the side that the US would take. The US chose to stay neutral and hoped that the armed forces didn’t interfere with the trade in both sides. They were also able to take any side because the Franco-American Treaties didn’t specify that the US couldn’t side with England.
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