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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 XYZ Affair US President John Adams sent diplomatsto France to meet with Prime Minister Talleyrand Why did it happen and what led up to it? The French did not like that the Jay Treaty was signed between Great Britain and the United States; therefore, the French were attacking American ships. Instead they were approachedby 3 agents known as X,Y and Z. The XYZ agents asked for a bribeof $250,000 and a loan of $10 million. When the US found out aboutthis they were very upsetand wanted to go to war. The US made the Frenchrespect them. John Adams used thisopportunity to grow theNavy and a 10,000 manprovisional army. IMPACT Key People:John Adams - President of the United StatesGeorge Washington - Former President of the United StatesElbridge Gerry, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, and John Marshall - DiplomatsJean Hottinguer (X), Pierre Bellamy (Y), and Lucien Hauteval (Z.) - Agents X, Y and ZCharles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord - French Prime Minister Talleyrand What happened as a result of it? What was the conflict? The 3 diplomats that were sent to France were sent to meet thePrime Minister (Talleyrand), butwere met with 3 agents (XYZ) thatwere there to propose a bribe. The US did not declare war,but went into something likea war for 2 years (a battle). The Bigger Picture of US History of 1789 It was a 2 year battle betweenthe US and France. Adams Similarity Both had to do withFRANCE Difference Agreement vs.Disagreement The Louisiana Purchase Why XYZ Larger Impact France still respectsus today and our Navy is still big. Kobe and Mohammed
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