June 29th Class Notes - June 29, 2007 Class Notes: a. The...

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June 29, 2007 Class Notes: a. The War 1812 with Britain: fought between the United States of America and the United Kingdom and its colonies, especially Upper Canada (Ontario), Lower Canada (Quebec), Nova Scotia, and Bermuda. When the war had finished, 1,600 British and 2,260 American troops had died.[1] The war was fought from 1812 to 1815 and involved both land and naval engagements. Britain was at war with France and, to impede American trade with France, imposed a series of restrictions that the U.S. contested as illegal under international law. The Americans declared war on Britain on June 18, 1812 for a combination of reasons: outrage at the impressments (seizure) of thousands of American sailors into the British navy, frustration at British restraints on neutral trade, and anger at British military support for Native Americans defending their tribal lands from encroaching American settlers. b. Impressments- the act of conscripting people to serve in the military or navy. c. Embargo of 1807 (Dec. 1807- March 1809): a series of laws passed by the Congress of the United States between the years 1806-1808, during the second term of President Thomas Jefferson. It was brought upon by the Chesapeake incident involving Britain attacking a U.S. ship. Britain and France were at war; the U.S. was neutral and trading with both sides. Both sides tried to hinder American trade with the other. Jefferson's goal was to use economic warfare to secure American rights, instead of military warfare. Initially, these acts sought to
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