Wednesday, September 22, 2010

embargo act of 1807

forbade the export of all goods from the U.S, whether in American of foreign ships. If it worked the embargo would vindicate the rights of neutral nations and point to a new way of conducting foreign affairs. However, it backfired leaving the U.S. economy poor. The movement was so bad for New England that a movement was called to secede from the union. Jefferson called for a repeal of the embargo act in 1809 but it was still illegal for ships to trade with Britain and France

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