So this is my first proper TL, so I beg your patience with me as I am new to this process. The POD is that during the diplomatic crisis involving the recruitment of American volunteers to fight in the Crimean war in 1856, the UK minister to the US; John Crampton, is not replaced, but rather the incident is resolved much more quickly and Crampton retains his post which he will hold until 1861. This TL will be conveyed through excerpts from scholarly papers and books from this ATL, along with interviews with eye witnesses, and standard timelines which will be used to highlight events and facts not covered in other materials. I may also add in some narrative passages as well for dramatic effect, but I haven't decided upon that yet. I will be posting the first installment of this TL tomorrow(or today) as soon as I finish fleshing it out. But as a bit of a teaser this TL will feature the following: -foreign troops in American cities either as an occupation force, or a friendly one, or both . -A socialist/communist KKK -some steam punk elements -the term "American" in the title does not necissarily mean that it exclusively applies to the US . -possibly a major realignment of European alliances by 1900 compared to OTL. Hope I didn't give too much away. Feedback is welcome and appreciated.