Citizen Genet


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Noun1.Citizen Genet - French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)Citizen Genet - French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)
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Because their members supported France and welcomed Citizen Genet when he made his ill-considered tour of the United States in 1793, the Democratic-Republican clubs were suspected of being agents of a foreign power.
Nor does it do justice to the complex history of contemporary American republicanism or its increased disenchantment with republican France during the Citizen Genet Affair (1793).
No sooner was the expedition organized than it was revealed that Michaux was involved in revolutionary intrigue with Citizen Genet, the French minister to the United States.