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Thomas Jefferson
In the wake of the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair, President Thomas Jefferson Praises the Spirit of the American People ""which animates our nation"", and Is Its ""sufficient safeguard"" He condemns the violation of American neutrality - the ""Events which have so justly excited the sensibilities of our country"". He condemns the violation of American neutrality - the ""Events which have so justly excited the sensibilities of our country"".
22/07/1807. This was the great crisis that saw the first call for war between the United States and Great Britain since the RevolutionThe French Revolution led to a series of conflicts in Europe, in which the French were pitted against the great dynastic powers of Europe. When war first flared up in 1793, these powers, led by Great Britain, but also including Prussia, Austria and others, were trying to reverse the outcome of the revolution and restore the French monarchy. However, French victories and the rise of Napoleon changed the complexion of the situation, and a series of wars resulted, with shifting coalitions, lulls and flare-ups, and the nations of Europe devoting their entire life's blood to achieve success. These conflicts lasted until 1815, when with the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, the 22 years of strife ended. Europe would not see another continent-wide war for a century.The United States, as a major maritime nation trading with all the combatants, was inevitably drawn into the conflict. President Washington issued a Declaration of Neutrality, and Americans tried to sustain this stance. But the desperation of the combatants made this impossible, and the administration of every American president from Washington through Madison was consumed in dealing with this series of crises. There were for two reasons for the intensity of the problems they faced. One was that in this life-and-death struggle, each side wanted to prevent the United States from trading with the other, from providing its enemy with munitions, foodstuffs, and other necessities. France, plagu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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