Citizen Genet

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French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)

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We choose Abe Lincoln over Napoleon III--just as we choose George Washington over Citizen Genet, John Adams over Talleyrand, Wilson over Clemenceau, FDR and Eisenhower over de Gaulle, Reagan over Mitterrand, and Bush over Chirac.
Chapters 3 and 4 explore how democratization in celebrations evolved into national partisan sub-cultures linked with rival notables as competing fetes argued over Citizen Genet, the Jay Treaty, or the Quasi-War.
In juxtaposition, his acclimation for French virtue only reached limits when citizen Genet embarked on his American tour.
George Washington forced the recall of a French minister, Citizen Genet, for interfering in U.
During this period, France sent to the United States as ambassador one Citizen Genet, a seasoned subversive who began trying to drag America into the European conflict on the side of the French.