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Jefferson's Foreign Policy. Wanted to seek friendship with nations, not permanent alliances. Problems with U.S. Foreign Policy. 1. U.S. involved in world trade .

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jefferson s foreign policy

Jefferson's Foreign Policy

Wanted to seek friendship with nations, not permanent alliances.

problems with u s foreign policy
Problems with U.S. Foreign Policy
  • 1. U.S. involved in world trade.
  • 2. Westward Expansion – Louisiana Purchase brought Americans into contact with Western nations that already settled the area.
    • Spain/France/Britain
  • U.S. did not have control over other nations.
tensions rise
Tensions Rise…
  • Trade War – France, British, and U.S.
    • U.S. could not win!
  • British impressments, or kidnapping U.S. sailors to join British navy.
  • 1803-1812 – 6,000 sailors kidnapped.
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War?
  • Jefferson reelected in 1804
    • Jefferson does not want war with Britain.
    • Instead passes the Embargo Act of 1807
        • U.S. will not trade with ANYONE!!!!! No imports/exports
    • Critics said his solution was like, “Cutting ones throat to stop a nosebleed.”
native american unity
Native American Unity
  • Since Fallen Timbers, the conflict in the Northwest Territory, Native Americans continue to lose their land.
  • Tecumseh vows to stop white expansion.
    • The key is Native American unity.
    • First time ALL Natives joined forces
      • Irqouois Confederacy was a start
        • Iroquois join together for a common good.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe – devastating loss for the Native Americans.
    • Formed an alliance with the British
    • British and Natives join forces!
      • Uh oh…..
      • Tecumeh’s Curse/the Curse of the Zero Year…