We JUST broke apart from you, what else do you want?
We already went through this, I am a separate country and I don't wanna get in your tea with France.
No one wants to join our army, so give us your men. After all, you were a part of us before...
Impressment Storyboard by Sana Anwar and Jack Scarsi
Impressment was the practice of forcing inducting men to join the military on your side. During the Napolenoic Wars, the British were doing this towards America sailors, who were off at sea for fogeign trading purposes.
We have nothing for the house, since all of our materials are gone due to the act.
Worse for me, my dad is a farmer and his crops cannot be sold due to this act. I feel you man.
The conditions for being in the British Army had been so specific that many people didn't join in, so they would find anybody to force into their army. However, the United States still acknowledged their independence they had won, and also did not want to get into the war if not necessary.
Huh, that wasn't a good idea.
Thomas Jefferson decided to write the Embargo Act in response to Britain's behavior, which cut off foreign trades with other countries so no more threats would come.
No trading with other countries, no British people threatening you. - Jefferson and Friends
However, many opposed to this act due to the fact that many made money based off trading and others would not receive the foreign materials they need.
Thomas Jefferson quickly had to abolish this act after realizing how the economy as well as citizen's profit and jobs were affected