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of Latin America. In 1823 he introduced the Monroe Doctrine, proclaiming that attempts at colonization in North and South America would be viewed as acts of aggression toward the United States. While Russia and Spain denounced this new policy, leaders in Latin America welcomed the warning, but they remained wary of the intentions of the United States. Imagine you have found a letter from 1796 written by a member of the U.S. Congress. As you read it, you notice that some of the words have been smudged. Use the dropdown menus to complete the letter. March 22, 1796 Dear Harriet, I feel the need to reflect on our current involvement with the French and British. I am sorry if I ramble in this letter, but it always feels good to write about what I am thinking. In the beginning of this conflict, it seemed theDemocratic-Republicans were absurd in their support for the French. While I know the British can be aggressive, I had no idea about their abilities at retaliation. Beyond their actions on water, they aidedNative Americans who wanted to resist white settlement. As a Federalist from the North, I support the Jay Treaty. Perhaps it will bring an end to our involvement in this war. Sincerely, William Points: 1 / 1 Close Explanation
Explanation: After French radicals declared war on Britain and Spain and beheaded thousands of people by guillotine, the United States stopped supporting France. Federalists, more than Democratic-Republicans, denounced the French and feared similar trends would take place in the United States. Democratic-Republicans, however, were not as fearful and remained sympathetic to the French. One of Britain’s tactics for retaliation against the French and the Americans involved the British providing aid to Native Americans to resist white settlement in the western lands of Ohio. In 1795, President Washington sent John Jay to Britain to resolve conflicts between the two nations. The Jay Treaty that resulted from these discussions was favored by more Federalists than Democratic-Republicans. In fact, the treaty served to increase the divide between the two parties.

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