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XYZ Affair


At the start he concentrated on answering the charges leveled by Hamilton in the heat of the 1800 election, then continued on to review his role in foreign affairs, from his difficulties with Franklin in Paris to the dismissal of Timothy Pickering to the XYZ Affair and the missions to France.
David McCullough  --  John Adams
  a 1797 diplomatic disagreement between France and the U.S. that led to increased American cohesiveness and an undeclared naval war between the two nations; so-called because John Adams released a report describing the disagreement with the letters X, Y, and Z substituted for certain names
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  • At the start he concentrated on answering the charges leveled by Hamilton in the heat of the 1800 election, then continued on to review his role in foreign affairs, from his difficulties with Franklin in Paris to the dismissal of Timothy Pickering to the XYZ Affair and the missions to France.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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Associated words [difficulty]:   XYZ Affair [9] , Alien and Sedition Acts [8] , French and Indian War [6] , Alien and Sedition Acts [8] , Battle of Waterloo [8]
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