Between 1789 and 1823 the United States made cautious efforts to become involved in world affairs to further insulate itself from European involvement. This tendency toward isolationism is clearly shown in treaties to resolve outstanding differences with European countries, territorial acquisitions, attempts to maintain neutrality in European struggles and broad policy statements by Washington and Monroe.
Several treaties were established to resolve outstanding differences with European countries, which displayed the clear intention for isolation. Jay’s Treaty
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of the separateness of the Americas. This reaffirmed that the United States would not interfere in European affairs. Thus, the two presidential policies were made to inspire isolationism from European entanglement.
To insulate itself from European affairs, the United States made many careful efforts to become involved in world matters. Isolationism was clearly sought through treaties with European countries, acquiring of land, attempts to maintain neutrality and the policy statements of two U.S. presidents.