Impressment

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  • PASS THE EMBARGO ACT!!!!!!!! The Embargo Act would ban trading with foreign ports which will stop impression!! 
  • I CAN'T BELIEVE THE GOVERNMENT DID THIS! CURSE THAT THOMAS JEFFERSON!!!!!
  • Impressment is when the British sailors seized American sailors and forced them to work for them against their will. 
  • The government passed the Embargo Act which forbid trade with foreign ports especially England. Many merchants were out of a job because of this and it costs many business' a lot of money. 
  • The Embargo Act did more harm than good as it greatly angered the people! It didn't even stop impressment! People were printing the political cartoons and protesting! They blamed Thomas Jefferson. 
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