Impressment Of American Seamen

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The impressment of American sailors to forcefully be a part of the Royal Navy sparked tensions between the British. Under the British authority, the Royal Navy took unaware sailors from American merchant ships. The justification of impressment was based on the concept of British Americans citizenship. Sailors were subject to impressment due to the lack of evidence of citizenship and previous citizenship from the motherland. The American seamen were required to serve on behalf of the British army to fight against the United States. As a result, the limited amount of seamen disrupted American imports, exports, and increased the need for seamen. Americans no longer considered themselves as Englishmen and wanted no part of the British nation. Americans
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