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

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 increased its str*****gle hold upon ***** colonists (Anonymous, 2002).

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

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

***** Treaty gave the Uni*****d 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 nation" this in essence ***** ***** United States of America a full status ***** all ***** with France.

With the War of indep*****ence over the Americans could begin to rebuild *****ir economy, however, they could not trade with just the French ***** Spainish, the British were still officially 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 ***** imposed by the ***** traders which in-turn caused more conflict amongst those competing for economic ***** (Anonymous, *****).

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

Furthermore ***** withdrew from *****y ***** arena in the official capacity, it must be remem*****red that ***** Privateers ***** helped the French dur*****g the Peninsula ********** w*****h ***** Britain (Cole, 1991)

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

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