Foreign Policy and Washington’s Farewell. Focus Question: How did foreign policy challenges affect political debate and shape American government?. Million $$$ Question: Should US support the French vs. Britain?. French Revolution (1789) Reaction. Democratic-Republicans supported France
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Focus Question: How did foreign policy challenges affect political debate and shape American government?
NEUTRAL: The US does not support either side
Battle of Fallen Timbers The Miami Confederacy force of 2,000 warriors was defeated in 40 minutes by US forces on August 20, 1794.
*Treaty of Greenville signed: Native American leaders give Ohio to U.S.
- The Northwest Territory is open for settlement!
"Charge of the Dragoons at Fallen Timbers," painted by R.T. Zogbaum, ca. 1895.
Ohio territory sold for
$20,000 + annual
payment of $10,000
BUT Britain will be allowed to continue the fur trade so don’t have to leave
**Many Americans aren’t happy
About this treaty, but it avoids war
Why is this important for the US?
and the port of
Modern day New Orleans port area
George Washington warned of the harmful effect of political parties during his 1796 Farewell Address:
“It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another; foments [incites] occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption…”
Also deep divide between political parties!
3. List 2 things Washington warns about in his farewell address.