What impact did European affairs have on the United States in the first two decades of the ninetenth century?

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European affairs had a tremendous impact on the United States during this time.  Let us look at two specific impacts they had.

First, it was European affairs that led to the Louisiana Purchase.  The US was able to buy Louisiana from France because of France’s problems in Europe.  Second, it was European affairs that led to the War of 1812.  This war came about when the US got caught up in a war between France and Britain.  This war impacted the US in many ways, including the fact that it led to the fall of the Federalist Party.

In these ways, European affairs had an impact on the United States that went as far as making changes in American party politics.

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