France: lets block people from trading with the U.S
We desperately need sailors for the naval war
Let's stop American ships and search for suspected deserters and if we find some they'll have to come back
They don't have their own sailors because of hard labor, harsh labor, and terrible food
I will not let on my boat
Fine!! Bang! Bang! Three are dead and your boat is sinking
We are the warship named Leopard and we are going to stop the American vessel named Chesapeake to search it
Thomas Jefferson won reelection in 1804 and the nation was at peace for a while. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Great Britain was at war and could interfere with American trade. Then when Britain and France went to war America didn't pick sides and was trading with both sides but then Britain and France agreed to block people from trading with the U.S.
The Embargo Act
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British desperately needed sailors for their naval war because their own sailors left because of hard labor, harsh treatment, and terrible food. So, they stopped American ships to search for British deserters and they would take American sailors back with them.
We are stronger together and we can achieve our goals
The British killed three crew members of Chesapeake because the captain refused to let them search the American ship for British deserted.
Passed in December 1807 an embargo prohibits trade with other countries
NO!! We will not allow you to try and trade with us
Ohio became their own state
And our alliances with U.S Government is worthless
There is a new trade law; there will be no trade between France and Britain