Jay's Treaty

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Jay’s Treaty "If this country is preserved in tranquillity twenty years longer, it may bid defiance in a just cause to any power whatever; such in that time will be its popularity, wealth and resources," stated by George Washington in response to demonstrators over the Jay Treaty. 1 Washington’s remark was regarding the public’s uproar following the release of information on the status of the discord with Great Britain. The people had just …

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…country that held ninety percent of its imports. Washington had to fight for this with his reputation and even his life. These were the visions of George Washington. As the years went by because of George Washington, the United States and Great Britain were able to settle their differences peacefully. In doing so they followed the precedent of arbitration established in Jay’s Treaty and they demonstrated to the world one way of avoiding wars.