The Importance Of The Embargo Act

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President Jefferson didn 't want to go to war with the British or French. He thought he would convince them to respect our country. He asked Congress to pass the Embargo Act of 1807. The Embargo Act stopped all trade. President Jefferson thought Europe and France would realize that they needed American products. Unfortunately the British and French found what they needed from different sources. The Embargo Act was unpopular and a huge failure. We realized we need to trade for ourselves; it hurt us more than them. The British went without American trade for 18

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