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George Washington - Foreign Affairs Outine

Summary: Information about foreign affairs while George Washington was in office, including detailed diplomatic information.
Foreign Affairs and Diplomacy

(During Washington's Presidency)

Secretaries of State:

  • Thomas Jefferson (1789 - 1793)
  • Edmond Randolph (1794 - 1795)
  • Timothy Pickering (1795 - 1797)
Diplomatic Figures:
  • Edmond-Charles Genêt - "Citizen Genêt" as he was called, was a French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution. Genêt helped organize a group of American volunteers to fight Britain's Spanish allies in Florida. His actions had put in peril U.S. neutrality in the war between France and Britain. The Jacobins, who took power in France by January 1794, wished to recall Genêt to France. Instead of meeting his death in France, Alexander Hamilton convinced Washington to grant Genêt safe haven in the US.
  • John Jay - John Jay was an American politician and diplomat. In 1794, Washington sent Jay as a special envoy to Great Britain to negotiate a treaty which would avert war. However, the...

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