The XYZ Affair T-Shirt Harbor Blue

Republic Rags
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Republic Rags' Notes: 

  • 50% polyester, 25% combed cotton, 25% rayon
  • Premium tagging
  • Classic fit 
  • 1x1 bound ribbed collar
  • 2-needle sleeve and bottom hems
  • Soft hand print design
  • Each color process remains a mixture of art & science: designs are executed by American artists that expertly blend inks, build varying mesh screens, press several layers of stencils, & add unique blends of solution to achieve the vintage effect
  • Proudly made in the USA

Hail Columbia--Increasingly, British diplomats favored American independence but hoped to keep western territory. France seized American merchant ships & severed diplomatic ties. President Adams sent a party to negotiate but three French agents (XYZ) demanded a large bribe. "Millions for defense; not one cent for tribute" was the response, "Hail Columbia" was the rallying song & Congress created the Navy for war.  With respect for the fledgling nation, Talleyrand backed down & signed the Treaty of Mortefontaine. America bested Britain and France, winning the west.

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