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  • 1. The Embargo Act of 1807The Embargo Act of 1807
  • 2. The BackgroundThe Background  In Europe the Napoleonic warsIn Europe the Napoleonic wars were underway.were underway.  From the British came theFrom the British came the OrdersOrders in Councilin Council, and from the French, and from the French came Napoleon'scame Napoleon's ContinentalContinental SystemSystem..  Both of these policies containedBoth of these policies contained laws prohibiting trade with thelaws prohibiting trade with the other nation, or any nation whoother nation, or any nation who might be affable to them.might be affable to them.  Because of this, trade wasBecause of this, trade was severely affected in the statesseverely affected in the states even though at this time they wereeven though at this time they were one of the few notably neutralone of the few notably neutral nations to this European conflict.nations to this European conflict.
  • 3. Jefferson's ReasoningJefferson's Reasoning  Jefferson wanted to avoid war as much as possibleJefferson wanted to avoid war as much as possible because the fact that the navy was weak, due tobecause the fact that the navy was weak, due to Jefferson’s anti-navalism, and the army even weaker.Jefferson’s anti-navalism, and the army even weaker.  But Jefferson understood the nations in EuropeBut Jefferson understood the nations in Europe depended heavily on the US for raw materials anddepended heavily on the US for raw materials and foodstuffs.foodstuffs.  He thought if he cut off exports to all the warring nationsHe thought if he cut off exports to all the warring nations they would give in and agree to Americas rights.they would give in and agree to Americas rights.
  • 4. Jefferson’s Reasoning cont.Jefferson’s Reasoning cont.  This decision wasThis decision was peculiarly strangepeculiarly strange considering that Jeffersonconsidering that Jefferson himself was an anti-himself was an anti- federalist and was forfederalist and was for little to no governmentlittle to no government intervention.intervention.  But as it turned out thisBut as it turned out this ban asserted a ratherban asserted a rather large amount oflarge amount of government control.government control.
  • 5. The EmbargoThe Embargo  This act was passedThis act was passed in 1807 and enactedin 1807 and enacted a ban on all tradea ban on all trade between the warringbetween the warring nations in Europe andnations in Europe and the US.the US.  Hoping for the nationsHoping for the nations to come crawling toto come crawling to America to lift theAmerica to lift the ban.ban.
  • 6. Bad IdeaBad Idea  The Embargo turned out to be notThe Embargo turned out to be not as affective as Jefferson hadas affective as Jefferson had hoped and it hurt the Americanhoped and it hurt the American economy far more than it did theeconomy far more than it did the French or British.French or British.  For the most part the people hatedFor the most part the people hated this act, calling it names such as:this act, calling it names such as: O Grab Me, Go Bar ‘Em, and theO Grab Me, Go Bar ‘Em, and the Dambargo.Dambargo.  This act also created drasticallyThis act also created drastically increased smuggling andincreased smuggling and increased unemployment.increased unemployment.
  • 7. Embargo CartoonsEmbargo Cartoons
  • 8. The RepealThe Repeal  Under the weight of the immense public anger congressUnder the weight of the immense public anger congress passed thepassed the Non-Intercourse ActNon-Intercourse Act in 1808.in 1808.  This act repealed the previous Embargo and onlyThis act repealed the previous Embargo and only banned trade with France and Britain.banned trade with France and Britain.  This was passed shortly before Jefferson’s term ended.This was passed shortly before Jefferson’s term ended.  This Embargo is known as one of the worst decisions ofThis Embargo is known as one of the worst decisions of American presidents.American presidents.  And even in the long run this act didn’t prevent warAnd even in the long run this act didn’t prevent war between America and Britain.between America and Britain.