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By John Steele Gordon

Original 12 months of publication: 2005

Throughout time, from historic Rome to trendy Britain, the good empires outfitted and maintained their domination via strength of palms and political strength. yet now not the us. the US has ruled the area in a brand new, peaceable, and pervasive approach -- throughout the persisted construction of incredible wealth. during this authoritative, engrossing background, John Steele Gordon captures as by no means ahead of the genuine resource of our nation's worldwide effect: wealth and the means to create extra of it.
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Before the year was over, Congress sent him back to France to join a delegation that was negotiating peace with Britain. After several months, during which it became evident that Adams’ bluntness made him unsuited to work with the French foreign minister, he moved to the Netherlands, where he advanced the cause of the United States by negotiating a substantial loan and persuading the Dutch to grant the country diplomatic recognition. Adams concluded his diplomatic career by serving as the first American minister to Great Britain, returning to the United States in 1788.

There was an outpouring of opposition to the Jay Treaty because it did not meet some American demands. 15 The Washington administration also negotiated treaties with friendly Indian tribes and used force to suppress tribes that were hostile, further clearing the frontier for settlement. Two of Washington’s further actions were prompted by events. In 1792, war erupted between revolutionary France and Great Britain. indd 19 5/19/2009 12:34:23 PM Chapter 2 ists to support Britain and from Republicans to side with France.

19 Three days before the end of his presidency, Jefferson reluctantly went along with the repeal of the embargo and its replacement by a measure that permitted shipping to nations other than Britain and France. The trajectory of the Jefferson presidency bears a resemblance to that of the twentieth-century chief executive Lyndon Johnson. In each case, a politically gifted chief executive began his presidency with major domestic achievements, winning great popular support, but went on to founder over an international initiative.

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