Comment: The US was paying the debt

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The US was paying the debt

The US was paying the debt back, but at the same time the British Empire was badgering the US on the high seas, hijacking about 400 US vessels and kidnapping about 8000 seamen. The People of the US finally had enough and fought back.

The British did use a divide and conquer strategy by trying to benefit the NE states.

Thomas Jefferson 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Rand Paul 2016, 2020.