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

Why did the ***** States ***** America initially adopted an isolationist st*****ce After the American ***** for Independence in 1781.

In 1775 ***** 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 *****s str*****gle hold upon ***** colonists (Anonymous, 2002).

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

However, in 1778, before the end of the war America had already signed treaties with Spa***** *****d France. One of ***** Treaties with France was the "Treaty ***** Amity and Commerce" although this was not a tre*****ty of war it was in many ways more important as at this time commerce was badly needed to support ***** ***** *****s (Anonymous, 2002).

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

***** the War of indep*****ence over the *****s could begin to rebuild *****ir economy, however, they could not trade ***** just the French and Spainish, the British were still offici*****y at war with them and therefore would not recognize any independent trade ***** such they Americans were forced ***** look inwards for an economic stability (*****, 2002).

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

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

Furthermore ***** *****drew from ***** political arena in the official capacity, it must be remem*****red that ***** Privateers ***** helped the ***** dur*****g the Peninsula Wars with ***** Britain (Cole, 1991)

When ***** United States of America decided ***** take on ***** Isolationist role they took it upon themselves to step out of the world, ********** *****ok a non-involvement ********** towards all ***** that concerned the Old world

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