The Pros And Cons Of The Embargo Act

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A few years ago in 1807, congress had passed the Embargo Act, an act that forbids foreign trade. Today, a few years from that day in 1807 we look back on the preoccupations that have occurred because of the act. In just one year we saw our U.S exports decline by $84,000,000. We started with $109,000,000 and ended with $25,000,000.Thousands of Americans have turned to smuggling. The Embargo has trigger a serious Economic Depression and not much can save us right now. Jefferson wanted to avoid war, and in a desperate attempt he got the Congress to pass The Embargo Act. Jefferson had a different idea about then everyone else did, he believed that everyone would allow the Embargo Act to carry on out of patriotism. From the 30,000 sailors

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