CONVENTION OF 1800

(TREATY OF MORTEFONTAINE)
  1. The Quasi-War was to end.
  2. France agreed to return captured American ships.
  3. U.S. agreed to compensate its citizens for damages inflicted by France on American shipping (damages totaled $20 million; U.S. paid $3.9 million to heirs of original claimants in 1915).
  4. The Franco-American Alliance was terminated.
  5. U.S. and France granted each other most-favored-nation status.
  6. U.S. and France reestablished commercial relations on terms similar to those outlined in Franco-American Alliance.


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