Accross the Atlantic Ocean Great Britan and France were at war, and it interfered U.S trade. France and Britan both tried to stop the other from trading with the U.S, the U.S was neutral in all of this.
The Embargo Act
Trade with me now!! My allies need food!
THe British desperatly needed soldiers for their war, so they impressmented former British sailors and American citizens. (Impressment: To force people to serve in the navy)
THe British attacked the CHesapeake because they did not let them search their cargo for fleeing British sailors.
The Embargo Act of 1807 prohibited America from trading with other countries. However, the embargo act was terrible because it decreased the value of goods and stopped the trade of tobacco. The act was later stopped in 1809.
Sorry Buddy! But I will not trade with you!
Native Americans were losing acres of land so they signed a treaty for land they could not lose. However, the treaty was weakening so some native Americans renewed contracts with the British.
Republican congress members were called war hawks. They supported increase in military spendings and driven by hunger for land.