• Summary
  • Contents

Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 4. Franco-American Quasi-War (1798–1800)
Chapter 4. Franco-American quasi-war (1798–1800)
At Issue

In a climate of deteriorating Franco-American relations, an undeclared naval war erupted as French vessels violated the rights of American neutrality by interfering with marine commerce.

The Conflict

The cordial relations that developed between France and the United States during the American Revolution deteriorated when American commissioners negotiated the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolution, without consulting the French ministry. The fall ...

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