The embargo Act

The embargo Act

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  • MR. PRESIDENT! Them British have destroyed my ship agains and stolen my crew for their army!
  • Thomas Jefferson passed the Embargo Act of 1807 which stopped all trade with the world, in order to hurt the British economy.
  • Darn the blasted British! I will put an act that will forbid us to trade with them or the world!
  • Jefferson began to realize that the people were angry since the British could still trade with the rest of the world, and only the US was getting harmed
  • Thomas! Look at my cloths! All my money comes from trade and now that I can't trade with international countries, I can't get money!
  • So you don't like the act?
  • Jefferson decided to repeal the Embargo Act in March 1809
  • Mr. President! Do you not see the effects the this has on the U.S. economy
  • I now do see the negative effects and will repeal the Embargo Act
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