Jefferson's Embargo Act Of 1807

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I believe that America should delay armed conflict until prepared for warfare because of America’s weakened economy and military. Jefferson’s Embargo Act of 1807 crippled the economy when it confined all US ships to harbor in an attempt to deny France and Great Britain agricultural and manufactured products. Instead of harming Britain and France, this act hurt America’s economy, leaving thousands unemployed. By preventing trade, the heart of our economy was halted and caused a recession. Even after the Embargo Act was repealed and replaced with the Non-Intercourse Act and then Macon’s Bill #2, Americans are penniless with the destruction of commerce from embargoes. Citizens are unable to pay the raised taxes that would be required in order
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