Tag: War of 1812

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

George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait), Gilbert Stuart (1796)

George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait), Gilbert Stuart (1796 )

George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait), Gilbert Stuart (1796 ) Although George Washington sat for the most prominent artists of his day, Gilbert Stuart’s images of the first president and hero of the American Revolution have been so widely reproduced that it is almost impossible for Americans to conceive of Washington in any other way. Less than

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