Category: Growth of a Nation

The Embargo Act of 1807 – On a Path Toward War

Embargo Act of 1807

The Embargo Act of 1807 – On the Path Toward War To many Americans, the Embargo Act seemed like a hair-brained idea, if ever there was one. On December 17, 1807, Napoleon Bonaparte issued the Milan Decree in answer to the British orders in council of November 11. The countermeasure ruled that all ships obeying

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