Peace Without Dishonory: War Without Hope

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Currently as we speak, Britain is fighting in a war. The British navy sent a number of ships to blockade the French from obtaining supplies in the United States, but some crewmembers of these ships deserted and sought protection with American authorities. The US navy decided to enlist these men, and so they associated themselves with the crew of the USS Chesapeake. On June 22, 1807, the British HMS Leopard prowled after the USS Chesapeake off the coast of Virginia. The captain of the Leopard then dispatched a letter insisting to explore the Chesapeake for British naval deserters, however the Chesapeake’s Commodore James Barron prohibited it. The Leopard shot out and the Chesapeake, being insufficiently armed, was compelled to yield, yet not…show more content…
However, purely one of them was British while the rest were American seamen that had become a part of the British naval service. The American community were aggrieved by the actions of the British navy, however soon after they expeditiously branched over how to react, certain people called for war while others were cautious. There are numerous manuscripts relating to the community response to the Chesapeake episode. In “Peace Without Dishonor, War Without Hope,” a farmer proclaimed, “If we triumph in the war, we gain the right to cover a few British deserters, whom we do not want, and which…will bring little profit; but we hazard our lives, our liberties, our government,”. However others, were not so interested in the idea of peace. “Illustrations on the Fulfillment of the Prediction of Merlin” contains a piece entitled “The Chesapeake Massacre,” President Jefferson chose to respond with an barrier rather than go to war with Britain, however his judgement was contentious. This embargo is destroying American industries and is difficult to enforce. Despite Jefferson’s attempt to avert war, the British navy’s act of hostility dispersed a seed that conclusively augmented the war between the United States and Great Britain five years

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