The XYZ Affair [1797-98]: In this cartoon, American envoys meet with a French diplomat, depicted as a multi-headed monster holding a dagger. The cartoonist shared the negative view of French diplomacy held by most Americans in the 1790s. The Granger Collection, New York.
Ask your students: Which is more important national security or personal freedom and rights? After asking your students which they value most have them determine where in the spectrum they feel the United States falls during key points in history. This pack includes placards to put in your room to set up the spectrum for discussion that you can keep up the entire unit.