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Monday, October 5, 2009

The British need to get out of our Business..

There was some trouble brewing with Great Britain [47]. Great Britian was using the concept of impressment...



This type of impressment was taking American sailors from American ships and forcing them into the British Navy.


This wasn't cool, at all. It became even more uncool when the British attacked the Chesapeake war ship. Many Americans were outraged.



Jefferson decided an embargo would be just the thing for this situation. So trade was suspended, he figured this would show the British what was up. Instead, they went elsewhere to get goods. Dang.

Well people started losing jobs and money. Jefferson knew he was wrong so he lifted the embargo and retired. Next up to bat for the presidency....James Madison. This guy had a whole slew of things to deal with.

[47] *eye roll*

4 comments:

  1. Stick guys with powdered wigs...it's like a dream come true! Hahaha!

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  2. haha, indeed, I'm glad you enjoy it :)

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  3. I teach 8th grade American History- thanks for keeping it funny and cool- and modern- even though it's an oxymoron

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  4. Hey, Thank you! I'm glad teachers are finding this useful :)

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