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Amid a warring world : American foreign relations, 1775-1815

Author: Robert W Smith
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2012.
Series: Issues in the history of American foreign relations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The period between 1775 and 1815 could be called the critical period of American foreign relations. At no time in American history was the existence of the republic in greater physical peril. Questions of foreign policy dominated American public life in a way unequalled until World War II. From the American Revolution through the War of 1812, the United States was a small power confronted by great powers hostile to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Smith
ISBN: 9781597975216 1597975214 9781597975223 1597975222 9781612341323 1612341322
OCLC Number: 650217389
Description: xviii, 221 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The diplomacy of independence --
The failure of the confederation --
American foreign relations in the Federalist era --
The Jeffersonian revolution in foreign affairs --
Mr. Madison's wars --
Conclusion: The significance of the founding era --
Appendix: Excerpts from related documents. Joseph Ward to John Adams, October 23, 1775 ; Robert Morris to Charles Lee, February 17,1776 ; Chevalier de la Luzerne to Comte de Vergennes, June 14, 1781 ; Richard Oswald to Thomas Townshend, November 30, 1782 ; Robert R. Livingston to the American Peace Commissioners, March 25, 1783 ; Thomas Jefferson to John Jay, August 23, 1785 ; Francisco Rendón to Don José de Gálvez, February 12,1785 ; James Wilson's Speech at the Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention, December 11, 1787 ; Samuel Shaw to John Jay, December 21, 1787 ; Proclamation of Neutrality, April 22, 1793 ; Thomas Jefferson's description of a Cabinet Meeting on Edmond Genet, August 20, 1793 ; Alexander Hamilton, "Americanus No.1," January 31, 1794 ; Alexander Hamilton, "The Defence No. II," July 25, 1795 ; James Madison's petition to the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, October 12, 1795 ; John Adams to Elbridge Gerry, July 8, 1797 ; Alexander Hamilton to James McHenry, June 27, 1799 ; James Madison to Charles Pinckney, November 27, 1802 ; Thomas Jefferson's account of Cabinet Meetings, November 12 and 19,1805 ; Berlin Decree, November 21, 1806 ; Order-in-Council, January 7, 1807 ; Milan Decree, December 17, 1807 ; James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, April 24, 1809 ; Henry Clay's speech, February 22, 1810 ; The Cadore Letter (Duc de Cadore to John Armstrong), August 5, 1810 ; John Quincy Adams to John Adams, December 26,1814.
Series Title: Issues in the history of American foreign relations.
Responsibility: Robert W. Smith.

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