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US Trade Partners 1783 to 1860

Created on September 19, 2013

US Trade Partners 1783 to 1860

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From the beginning, America was a commercial republic and foreign trade, both of agricultural and industrial goods, was a primary interest of U.S. statecraft. Much of early diplomacy and military strategy was concerned with protecting existing trade routes and opening new markets where possible through formal trade treaties.

Keywords: United States, Australia, North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Pacific Ocean, trade, imports, exports, partners

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