By Thomas Paterson, J. Garry Clifford, Robert Brigham, Michael Donoghue, Kenneth Hagan
This best-selling textual content offers the easiest synthesis of present scholarship to be had to stress the subject of expansionism and its manifestations.
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76 A Separate Peace: The Treaty of Paris The surrender of Lord Cornwallis’s army at Yorktown on October 19, 1781, precipitated serious peace negotiations. ”77 Nonetheless, the burgeoning public debt and war weariness finally caused the ministry of Lord North to fall early in 1782. The king reluctantly accepted a new ministry under the Marquess of Rockingham, committed to a restoration of peace but undecided as to the terms. The Rockingham ministry sent Richard Oswald to Paris in April 1782 to sound out Benjamin Franklin.
According to Article II, 13 14 Chapter 1 / Embryo of Empire: Americans and the World Before 1789 Benjamin Franklin (1706– 1790) at the Court of King Louis XVI of France. The elderly philosopher-journalisthumorist-politician-diplomat fascinated the court of France. In Benjamin Franklin (2002), Edmund S. Morgan has written that Franklin’s “style of dealing with the French was not the suspicious, secretive, aggressive assertion of American demands … but an openhanded confession of American needs and American gratitude for French help.
The Americans disagreed. ”85 Many coins minted during the American Revolution had embossed images of cod on them. The Americans finally won their point, although the treaty ambiguously granted the “liberty” to fish, not the “right,” thus perpetuating a controversy over which generations of diplomats (and generations of Adamses) battled for more than a century. The sharpest disagreement arose over the intertwined issues of Loyalists and pre-Revolutionary debts, The British sought generous treatment for the thousands of colonials who had fled into exile for their loyalty to the Crown, demanding restitution of confiscated property, or at least compensation.
American Foreign Relations: A History, Volume 1: To 1920 by Thomas Paterson, J. Garry Clifford, Robert Brigham, Michael Donoghue, Kenneth Hagan