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The Embargo Act of 1807

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Taylor Royal

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Important Vocabulary Words
This is a picture about the Embargo act
Barbary Pirates
Barbary Pirates are a group of fighters who attacked American ships along the Barbary Coast of Northern Africa in the first few years of the 19th century. they were members of a handful of African states who at first signed treaties with the United States in which they promised to stop attacking American ships. However, they broke those treaties. The U.S. fought back with force. Both the Navy and the Marines won big victories, including on in Tripoli in 1805
Jay's Treaty
If was officially title " Treaty of Amity" commerce and navigation between his Britannie majesty; and the United States of America, "was negotiated by supreme court chief justice John Jay and signed between the United States and Great Britain on November 19,1794 tensions between the two countries had increased since the end of the Revolutionary war.
Here is a picture of Jay's Treaty
The Embargo Act of 1807
In December 1807, Congress passed the Embargo Act. In addition to Britain, the act banned imports from and exports to all foreign countries. Jefferson wanted to present Americans from using other countries to trade with France and Britain indirectly. Jefferson and Madison wanted to avoid war, but they also wanted to hurt Britain by banning the trade of agricultural products.
The XYZ Affair
In the fall of 1797, Adams sent a delegation to Paris to try to resolve the dispute. French foreign minister Charles de Talleyrand, however, he refused to meet with the Americans. Instead, Talleyrand sent three agents who demanded a bribe and a loan for France from the Americans. "Not a sixpence," the Americans replied and sent a report of the incident to the U.S. Adams was furious. He referred to the three French agents as X,Y, and Z. Adams urged Congress to prepare for war.
This is a picture of Barbary Pirates
Here is a picture of the XYZ Affair
Washington's Neutrality Proclamation of 1793
It starts with a war between Austria,Prussia,Sardinia,Great Britain, and the United Netherlands, of the one part, and France on the other; and the duty and interest of the United States require, that they should with sincerity and good faith, adopt and pursue a conduct friendly and impartial toward the belligerent powers, exhorting and warning the citizens of the United States would avoid all acts to proceed.
French Revolution
Most historians disagree on the causes of the reasons are commonly adduced example the increasingly prosperous elite of wealthy commoners, merchants, manufacturers, and professionals, often called bourgieuse was produced by the 18th century.
Joshua Humphreys
He was a commisend shipbuilder and designer of frigates for the newly formed U.S. Navy. He became the first American Naval construction contractor. His designs called for ships that were longer and broder than usual, lower in the water, and able to equal the speed of any fighting ship.
The USS United States
The USS United States (1797) was one of the original six frigates that served from 1798 until 1865.
War Hawks
They were a coterie of about twenty Democratic Republicans who persuaded congress into supporting a declaration of war against Britain. They were young men from the South and the Western United States. They were voted into the House during mid-term congressional elections.
Non-intercourse Act
The embargo of 1807 was a disaster. It wiped out all American commerce with other Nations and was ineffective against Britain. The British simply turned to Latin America for agricultural goods. Congress then enacted the weaker Non-intercourse act. This act prohibited trade only with Britain and France and their colonies, but it too was unpopular and unsuccessful.
Prohibits trade with another country.
Henry Clay
Born on April 12,1777 in Hanover County Virginia. He worked as a frontier lawyer before becoming a Kentucky senator then speaker of the House of Representatives. He was secretary of state under John Quincy Adams in the 1820's.
John C Calhoun
Born on March 18th, 1782 in South Carolina. Calhoun was born and educated at Yale college. From 1808 to 1810 an economic recession hit the United States and Calhounn realized that British policies were running the whole entire economy.
Neutral Rights
A neutral nation does nothing to assist or impede a belligerant (warning) power.
The Marine Corps Hymn
Is one of the most recognized songs in the world but today it is the oldest of one of the service songs of our country.
Forcing people into service, as in the Navy
Money paid for protection
The "Reign of Terror"
Was also known as "The Terror" it was this huge period of pure violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution incited by conflict between rival political fractions.
The Chesapeake Incident
Was an international diplomatic incident that occurred during the American Civil War on December 7,1863, confederate sympathizers from Canada's Maritime Provine's captured the American Steamer Chesapeake off the Coast of Cape cod.
The Jacobins
The Revolution seemed to be almost over. The King had made obvious his support to the counter-revolution as opposed to the Legislative Assembly. The Revolution has only benefited the third estate. The poor were much worse off. The Jacobins were a very radical group, although they were still considered relatively moderate. They firmly believed in the need to remove all social class distinctions. They also believed that the vote should be universal and that government should provide for the welfare of the poor.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Corsican family, all brothers of Napoleon the first, including Joseph, King of Naples and Spain, Lucien; Louis, King of Holland; and Jerome, King of Westphalia.
Stephan Decatur
1779-1820 American Naval officer active in the Tripolitan War and the War of 1812.
USS Philadelphia
It was a gunboat built in 1776 on lake chamblain and sunk during battle of Vancour Island. Was a 36-gun sailing frigate active in the Quasi-War but was later burned and sunken like written at the top.
Privateers (French in 1795)
Also known as a "corsair" was a private person or ship authorized by a government by letters of marque to attack foreign vessels during wartime.
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