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

***** did ***** United States of America ***** adopted an isolationist stance After the American War for Independence 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 w***** seen by the British Crown as an affront to its rule, as a result it increased *****s str*****gle hold upon the colonists (Anonymous, 2002).

From this attempt ***** rule by an iron h***** forced ***** colonists to officially declare war upon the British *****d 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 (Anonymous, 2002).

However, in 1778, before the end of the war America had already signed treaties ***** Spa***** and France. One of ***** 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 ***** support the new *****s (Anonymous, 2002).

The Treaty gave the ***** States of America the special privileges in trade w*****h the French ***** *****y would also be granted the status of what is known as a "most favoured nation" th***** in essence gave the United States of America a full status ***** all trade with France.

With the ***** ***** independence over the *****s could begin to rebuild ********** economy, however, they could not trade with just the French and Spainish, the British were still officially at war with them and therefore ***** not recognize any independent trade as 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 ***** States in***** a recession that l*****ted for nearly two decades ***** tariffs were imposed by the ***** traders which *****-turn caused more conflict amongst those competing for economic stability (Anonymous, 2002).

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

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

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

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