The Jay's Treaty: Proclamation Of Neutrality

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The Jay’s Treaty was the result of the Proclamation of Neutrality. The war between France and Great Britain in 1793 ended the long peace that had enabled the United States to flourish in terms of trade and finance. The United States now appeared as neutral country after neglecting to either helping France or Great Britain. During the war Great Britain attempt to blockade France and its colonies proved particularly burdensome to the United States, resulting often in the seizure of American vessels. In 1794, British actions had almost led to an American declaration of war against the British. Instead of going to war, the American government decided to send John Jay as a representative to negotiate an agreement with the British over the disputed
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