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p. 112. Diplomacy of the American Revolutionlocked

  • Joseph M. Siracusa

Abstract

‘Diplomacy of the American Revolution’ considers the United States' battle for independence and the diplomatic efforts required to reach agreement with Great Britain. In order to win independence, the United States had found it necessary to involve itself in the international rivalries and politics of Europe. The negotiations between the US peace commissioners — John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay — and the Comte de Vergennes, the French Foreign Minister, the Earl of Shelburne, Richard Oswald, and the Spanish are discussed. Key treaties signed during the negotiations, including the 1778 Treaty of Amity and Commerce and Treaty of Alliance between America and France, are also outlined.

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