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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The United States The XYZ Affair: An Overview The XYZ Affair: An Overview Z Britain France Trading became difficult for America after Britain and France went to war in 1793. The United States were to remain neutral, but once the Jay Treaty, which gave Britain easier trade with North America, was signed, French leaders became angry, and ordered the capture of American ships. In the hopes of restoring peace with France, President John Adams sent three representatives overseas: Elbridge Gerry, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney,and John Marshall. They could't meet with the prime minister, so they were met by three French representatives, who wanted the USA to give France a bribe of £50,000,about $80,000. America refused. X Y Z USA wanted to remain neutral in the war betweenBritain and France. WAR "Millions fordefense, butnot one centfor tribute." Members of the Democrat-Republican party in America were suspicious of John Adams, and insisted he publish all communications with France. When doing so, he replaced the names of the threeFrench agents, Jean-Conrad Hottinguer, Pierre Bellamy, and Lucian Hauteval, with X, Y, and Z. Many USAcitizens were outraged by the disrespect withwhich they had been treated, and wanted to go to war. You want to negotiate peace? We want £50,000as a bribe. XYZ Affair. The Jefferson Monticello. UNESCO, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2014. <>.The XYZ Affair. John Adams Historical Society. John Adams Historical Society, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2014. <>.The XYZ Affair and the Quasi-War with France, 17981800. U.S. Department of State: Office of the Historian. Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2014. <>.
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