John Marshall wrote long articles about the event and when the news reached Paris and the United States, Talleyrand and the French government began to harass the U.S. envoys. Once again, Talleyrand sent another one of his friends, Lucien Hauteval (Z) who demanded the terms must be met or there would war. Talleyrand unofficially and secretly met with Gerry who said that they could give then the $12 million loan, and that was the best he could offer. Talleyrand intended to end attacks on U.S. merchant shipping, but first wanted the bribe and the loan, strengthen his political position in the French government and make sure that he would only meet with Gerry, who seemed like the most friendly and able to negotiate
Revolutionary terror is essentially force used or implemented against people or groups who are counter-revolutionary. This caused a great fear of revolution in Britain and contributed to Britain going to war with France In January 1793 after the execution of Louis XVI. This led to a fear of French invasion of Britain throughout the country and worried Pitt and his government greatly from 1793-1801. This fear was not unfounded as France tried to invade Britain twice, firstly, in 1797 a small group of French soldiers landed in the small welsh village of Fishguard . Even though this small band of troops were easily captured and dealt with, it still began to plant a very real threat of invasion into Britain's soils.
The US administration concluded that the French were invaluable allies against Communism in both Indochina and Europe, and therefore deserving of American assistance. The French threatened to be unhelpful about the European defense arrangements and their war against Communism if Eisenhower did not provide more aid. While many viewed the war as America's way against Communism, some historians believed that further US involvement was due to Eisenhower's personal interest. In the presidential election campaign Eisenhower had rejected the Democratic policy of containment of Communism and advocated the liberation of communist states. He realised this was a fatal mistake because not only has he yet to liberate a communist state, the Red Scare was high on the rise and Senator Macarthy was throwing accusations within the
While the sale of the territory by Spain back to France in 1800 went largely unnoticed, fear of an eventual French invasion spread nationwide when, in 1801, Napoleon sent a military force to secure New Orleans. Southerners feared that Napoleon would free all the slaves in Louisiana, which could trigger slave uprisings elsewhere.  Though Jefferson urged moderation, Federalists sought to use this against Jefferson and called for hostilities against France. Undercutting them, Jefferson took up the banner and threatened an alliance with Britain, although relations were uneasy in that direction.  In 1801 Jefferson supported France in its plan to take back Saint-Domingue, then under control of Toussaint Louverture after a slave rebellion.
Napoleon's first major mistake was made in March of 1808, when Napoleon intervened in a dispute between the present king of Spain and the king's son. He placed them both in prison and put his own brother on the throne. The people of Spain did not take too kindly to this act and so began a bloody war that was not defined by major battles, but by guerrilla warfare that kept a large number of French troops occupied to keep control of the country. French troops would end up executing hundreds of Spaniards who were thought to be resisting French power. Britain saw an opportunity to weaken Napoleon's empire by landing 13,000 troops on the coast of Portugal, where they made their way up along Spain's coastline.
As a result, it triggered a war between France and Britain. The Americans were involved in the war on the side of the British, but played a small role in the war. As a result, on 3 May 1744, a letter from Versailles was sent out telling of the declaration of war between Britain and France. The colony of New France began as an economic venture on the part of the mother country, France. It all came to an end because the French never viewed New France more than an economic venture and New France evidently fell.
One of his very serious was his funding of the American Revolution. In the spring if 1776, America entered the American Revolution in hopes to gain freedom from Great Britain, and King Louis XVI saw this as an opportunity for them to humiliate France’s long-standing enemy Great Britain by helping the Americans. Though France was already in a financial crisis, King Louis XVI sent out many troops and large sums of money across the ocean to America. Americans won their independence and everything was going well until 1783, when Britain sank the main French fleet. The end result was that Louis ended up spending 1,066 livres on the American Revolution, which he funded by taking out large loans at high interest rates.
The nobility of England appeared to increase in power because of the weakness of the king. The King had clear favourites in both the Earl of Somerset and the Earl of Suffolk. The Earl of Suffolk was permitted to ‘dominate’ the royal household during the period Henry was too young to be ruler. When he was accused of treason by the commons due to the business in France, the King stood by him in protection. The king sent him to exile, however in the English Channel, the ship carrying the Earl of Suffolk was intercepted by ‘Nicholas of the Tower’, and Suffolk was beheaded by its sailors in April 1450.
The French however were trying to cause a true revolution, a reason to overthrown their king and remove all the inequalities there was. The American Revolution, beginning in 1776, had started with tensions between Britain and its colonist due to the debt that the Britain’s accrued from the war with the French and Indians. Up to this point the colonist had elected their own assemblies and had grown accustomed to running their own affairs. The British began passing legislation, which increased the taxation of American colonies, tightening their control over the colonists. One of the regulations that Parliament passed was the Stamp Act of 1765.
The American Revolution was a result of the colonists unrest caused by their abhorrence towards their British Mother Country. For several centuries the colonies had been subject to rule by the English Crown and it’s Parliament. They no longer wanted to be controlled by a country an ocean away, and in turn sought independence. A huge factor in the start of the American Revolution was the French and Indian War that changed the age-old bond between the colonies and England. Decades of conflict followed, starting with the revolt as a result of the Stamp Act in 1765, leading to the eruption of war in 1775.