The XYZ Affair: Definition, Summary & Significance Video

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Who or what was XYZ?

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1. Which two countries signed the Jay Treaty?

2. How did France respond after the signing of the Jay Treaty?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combination will test your understanding of the XYZ Affair. You will be tested on the Jay Treaty and relations between the United States and France.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Signatories of the Jay Treaty
  • French response to the Jay Treaty
  • Election of 1800

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the XYZ Affair
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Jay Treaty
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most relevant information regarding the backlash of the Alien and Sedition Laws

Additional Learning

To learn more about the XYZ Affair, look at the following lesson on the XYZ Affair. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Details the relationship between the United States and France
  • Explains the signing of the Jay Treaty
  • Covers the role of French Foreign Minister Talleyrand
  • Explores the long term implications of the XYZ Affair
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