B putting an end to mercantilism which colonists

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b. Putting an end to mercantilism, which colonists endured and abhorred, was among the international objectives of the American revolutionaries. c. Free trade was not only an international objective, but it became one of the hallmarks of American foreign policy. d. Freedom of the seas was a necessary component to independence, self-rule and free trade, and therefore embraced as part of the revolutionaries’ international agenda. e. Correct answer. The Americans embraced an emerging school of thought that believed the age when military battles were the main method of solving international disputes had passed. Instead, they thought that mutual commercial interests would secure peace between nations. Question 14 a. Correct answer. The Treaty of Fort Stanwix in 1784 was the first treaty between the United States and an Indian nation. The Iroquois nations that had fought with the British during the Revolution were forced to sign this treaty, in which they gave up much of their land to the United States. b. In the Paris Peace Treaty of 1783, the British recognized the independence of the United States, but not without some behind-the-scenes maneuvers on the
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part of American diplomat John Jay to keep the French from keeping the new nation restricted to the region east of the Alleghenies. c. Much fighting did take place along the frontier, and four Iroquois nations— the Senecas, Mohawks, Cayugas, and Onondagas—allied with the British, but this was not the treaty that created that alliance. d. France did promise its ally Spain that it would get British-held Gibraltar in the event of England’s defeat, but this was done privately and not in this particular treaty. e. Benjamin Franklin and others did travel to France to negotiate an alliance in 1778, but this was done according to the terms outlined in the Model Treaty drawn up by the Continental Congress.
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