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This paper looks at the question of Why the United St*****es of America initially adopted an isolationist stance After the American War for Independence in 1781.

Why did the ***** States ***** America ***** adopted an isolationist ***** After the Americ***** ***** for ***** in *****.

In 1775 the thirteen British colonies in North America rose up against their parent country Great Britain. The war was known as the American Revolution and ***** seen by the British Crown ***** an affront to its rule, as a result it incre*****sed ********** strangle hold upon the colonists (Anonymous, 2002).

From this attempt ***** rule by an iron h*****d forced the colonists to officially declare war upon the British and form a new government with their own Constitution. The war ended in 1781 and America was recognized as an independent nation by the ***** Government in 1783 (Anonymous, 2002).

However, in 1778, before ***** end of the war ***** had already signed treaties ***** Spain *****d France. One of the Treaties with ***** was the "Treaty of Amity and Commerce" although this was not a tre*****ty of war it ***** in many ways more important as at this time commerce was badly needed to support the new Americas (Anonymous, *****).

***** Treaty gave the United States ***** America the special privileges in trade with ***** French and they would also be granted the status of what is known as a "most favoured nation" this in essence gave ***** ***** States of America a full st*****tus ***** all ***** with France.

***** the War ***** independence over the *****s could begin to rebuild their economy, however, they ***** not trade with just the French and *****ish, the British were still officially at war with them and therefore would not recognize any independent ***** ***** such they Americans were forced ***** look inwards for an economic stability (Anonymous, 2002).

Sadly the isol*****ionist attitude and the refusal of many ***** merchants to handle American goods forced the United States in***** a recession that lasted for nearly two decades ***** tariffs ***** imposed by the American traders which in-turn caused more conflict amongst those competing for economic stability (Anonymous, *****).

***** Washington left ***** post as President he urged his fellow countrymen to remain free from any other country, to prevent any influential rise ***** any political parties that could ruin all that the American people had fought and died for, the run of isolationism continued for many years until America was strong enough to defeat any ***** ***** attempted to have an influence upon its affairs (Cole, 1991)

Furthermore ***** withdrew from ***** political arena in the official capacity, it must be remembered that ***** Privateers still helped the French during the Peninsula Wars with ***** Britain (Cole, *****)

When the ***** States of ***** decided to take on an Isolationist role they took it upon themselves to step out ***** the world, ********** ***** a non-involvement attitude *****wards all affairs ***** concerned the Old world


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