French were at war with all of Europe and America was afraid to get involved because they knew that if they got involved, they would lose and bbe part of Great Britain. However the French were winning and they were in need of supplies. So, they started stealing from us. The president, John Adams was upset about it, so he sent three agents...X, Y and Z to France and tell them to stop stealing from our ships. They get there and say that they want to negotiate with them. The french say okay bu then ask for a bribe of $15,000. These agents go back and they tell their story to the president, unfortunately the news reporters as well. From then on the counrty is getting prepared for a war with France but at the end France never really wanted to fight with them anyway. Napoleon become new general and after the Hati people rebel against the French the French leave and then see no use for the Lousiana purchase and sells it to the United States for $15 million.