Upon arriving in France, the delegation was told by three French agents, referred to in reports as X, Y, and Z, that in order to speak to Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand, they would have to pay a large bribe, provide a loan for the French war effort, and Adams would have to apologize for anti-French statements(militaryhistory.about.com). Refusing to comply, the delegation departed and returned home. This event prompted the Federalist slogan, "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute." The Quasi War also had many effects on both France and the United States. The biggest effect was the new United States navy and the weakened French(American Pageant 13th ed.).
For the most part the American colonies had governed themselves. Soon after their arrival in America they started to expand, and also disputes with New France increased drastically. During this time Britain was forced to send “regulators” to keep peace with French settlers. In 1754 in Jumonville Glen 10 French troops were killed including their commander, this attack was launched and set to happen on the commands of George Washington. This sparked a seven-year war with the French, the French tried to push British colonist out of America.
HIST When the King Took Flight Book Review Timothy Tackett’s When the King Took Flight recounts the historical and tragic failed escape attempt of the royal family of France. The book delves deep into the turbulence of the time period and demonstrates how King Louis XVI’s decision to flee turned the course of the Revolution in France. The book is vividly descriptive of the changing times in France and how it affected the different parties, factions, and classes proving Tackett’s research skills. Tackett, through his descriptive style, offers the reader an omniscient view of the early years of the Revolution up to and after the royal family’s failed escape. Through his intense research, Tackett gives the reader an appreciation for the difficult, unstable, and often violent Revolution and the men behind it.
The King’s strategy of military force was believed to be necessary due to the third estate rebelling and breaking away from the Estates-General in June 1789. Members of the third estate had formed the National Assembly on 17th June and had claimed that it represented most of the nation and had the right t manage its own affairs and decide taxation. It is clear to see from this that the government were losing control, so one can see why Louis responded by trying to assert his power with military action. By the beginning of July 20,000 troops occupied Paris and would have threatened and worried its citizens. Therefore one can assume that this created the perfect conditions for revolutionary action in Paris.
The Cold War and Vietnam Vietnam was a tumultuous point of conflict for more than 100 years of the 19th and 20th centuries. In the 1860s, France had completely taken over Vietnam. French colonization inevitably led to conflict between the native people and their imperial rulers. Communism now seemed like a good idea to the poor, starving, angry masses. As the communist party gained influence in Vietnam during the late forties and early fifties, at the beginning of the Cold War, the people of the United States were extremely worried about the threat of communism spreading to Southeast Asia.
Document A is the official announcement published by the National Convention on King Louis XVI execution. Its purpose was to give a detailed rundown of the event, and the effect that it will have on the French people. Obviously biased, the document is a good source of information, though a bad source for finding out the ideologies of the people. b) Outline the origin of Document B and explain why it was written (its purpose). Document B is a letter written by a Parisian noble to a friend in England.
history. Fearing the spread of communism, President Kennedy committed the people of the United States of America to defending the fledgling democratic government of South Vietnam. Despite its arguably noble intentions, the war in Vietnam would prove the greatest challenge to American democratic idealism since the Civil War. The war was fought in Vietnam from 1959-75, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with the United States, Australian, New Zealand forces and the South Vietnamese army. The conflict’s roots took shape in July 1954, when France was forced out of Vietnam after one hundred years of colonial rule.
Juárez was arrested and when he was released from prison he went to Guanajuato, made himself president and declared war. Juárez and Zuloaga fought over the role of religion for awhile before the U.S. eventually intervened and sided with Juárez. The war was now in the favor of the liberals and when the war ended in 1861, Juárez returned to Mexico City as president on January 1. Mexico still owed large debts to Britain, Spain, and France and in late 1861 the three nations united and went to Mexico to collect. Complications in negotiations convinced the British and Spanish to leave but the French stayed.
In the year of 1810, México had an influence from United States and France so they began to think in the idea of fight against the Spanish. In that time, a King of Spain was governing but he had many unfair laws because he gave all the power to the rich people of Spain instead of the people that were born in Mexico, especially the Mexican Indians, they were exploited. A priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and his officers were arming a conspiracy against Spanish so they decided to fight in the fall of that year but then Hidalgo received a letter from Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, the owner of the house where they were planning the revolt in Queretaro, and she told him that the Spanish caught them and that now they knew their plans so Hidalgo decided to anticipate the fight. He gathered many persons as he could in his church so he made an army of 50,000 persons. Miguel Hidalgo rang the bell of the
In July of 1785 a band of Algerian pirates captured two American ships and held them for a 60,000 USD ransom. Thomas Jefferson then the minister to France advised against paying the ransom in fear of further kidnappings would stem from cooperation with pirates. From the first incident with piracy involving the United States, The United States had put in progress a coalition of states to defend against piracy. There were several states: Portugal, Naples, Venice, Malta, Sweden, Denmark, and the two Sicilies that where in support of such an organization against piratical states. With England and France unwilling to get on