France said that John Jay’s treaty with the British violated the Franco-American alliance made during the War of Independence. In public, France rejected the US, though secretly sent three agents, known as X, Y, and Z, to request that the Americans pay a huge bribe to start the negotiations. President Adams revealed the “XYZ Affair” to the American public in April of 1798. The people’s response was the slogan, “millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.” Worrying about war with France made the government create the Navy and increase the size of the Army. American ships were authorized to attack any French vessels harassing them.
3. Chief Diplomat- The president shapes and administrates the nation’s foreign policy. 4. Commander in Chief- The president is the supreme military commander of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guards. He decides to send troops into wars.
The Alien and Sedition Acts consisted of four bills that the government passed in 1798. The Acts were intended to protect Americans from their foreign enemies. The Acts made it harder for foreigner to become citizens, gave the president the power to deport or arrest suspicious people, and made malicious writing about the government illegal. The dispute over the Alien and Sedition Acts exposed bitter disagreements on a number of issues. Some of these important issues are immigration, concern of becoming a monarchy, and foreign policy.
Dear US citizens, There is no reason to worry we will have this all under control. In the years following WWI we as a country took many different approaches at keeping peace. The Treaty of Versailles, the peace treaty that ended WWI punished Germany for starting the war, Germany was not allowed to have heavy artillery, was forced to give up colonies in Africa, and for causing the war Germany was to pay $33 billion dollars in damages. The League of Nations was an organization to prevent future wars. You can’t forget the Washington conference when the US, Japan, Italy, and France all scraped their battleships and agreed not to build anymore for 10 years.
Nixon Doctrine Vanessa Hayes Professor Maloney POL300042VA016-1128-001 Contemp Intl Problems December 9, 2012 President Richard Nixon announces that henceforth the United States will expect its Asian allies to tend to their own military defense. The Nixon Doctrine, as the president's statement came to be known, clearly indicated his determination to "Vietnamize" the Vietnam War. When Richard Nixon took office in early 1969, the United States had been at war in Vietnam for nearly four years. The bloody conflict had already claimed the lives of more than 25,000 American troops and countless Vietnamese. Despite its best efforts, the United States was no closer to victory than before.
| The Differences between Theodore Roosevelt’s Policies toward Latin America and Asia Theodore Roosevelt came to the presidency at the turn of the century, a very important time for the United States diplomatically. The United States moved from the old concept of isolation into a new era of expansion. Roosevelt’s presidency focused on three aspects of foreign relations: relations with European nations, Asian nations, and Latin American nations.
Decisions by the president of the United States shape the American culture and define what it is to be an American. One president, in particular who shaped America was none other then our 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Looking back and analyzing President Lincoln can be a complex and tantalizing task. With every president comes responsibility. With their actions presidents like Lincoln will be questioned and judged through all of American history.
The Colonist had been fighting Great Britain for 14 months while proclaiming their allegiance to the crown. Now that they were breaking away the colonies wanted to make it clear exactly why they have decided this
In 1947, the government of Greece was in serious danger of being overthrown by the force of the Greek communists. In March 1947, President Truman asked congress for $400 million in United States military aid for Greece and Turkey. The Truman Doctrine was the opening shot in the Cold War, asserting that the United States would support any country that rejected or resisted Communism. At the end of World War II, Germany was divided into four zones of occupation. Berlin was also divided into four zones: American, British, French, and Soviet.
President Obama and his game plan as it relates to his strategy of dealing with luring the Black vote right after he was elected in '08, following four years of basically neglecting and ignoring their plight. In 1897 the great Black activist and scholar Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois wrote, “What, after all, am I? Am I an American or am I a Negro? Can I be both? Or is it my duty to cease to be a Negro as soon as possible and be an American?