The students will understand the causes and effects of the XYZ affair.

By watching the YOU TUBE video, the students will understand the main concepts of the role of the United States and France in the XYZ affair.  In class the instructor should quickly review the main concepts and then have the students choose a side and investigate the validity of the given reasons for the XYZ Affair.   The students will report their findings to class, justifying their answers.  

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XYZ Affair-United States History

The students watch this humorous video as a preparation for a flipped class on the XYZ Affair.

Source: You Tube