Orders in Council

Orders in Council - Orders in Council - The Orders in...

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Unformatted text preview: Orders in Council - The Orders in Council, passed in November of 1807, functioned as Parliament's response to Napoleon's Berlin Decree. As a countermeasure to the French blockade of British ports, the British resolved to blockade French ports, and to hold American shipping interests to the same degree of surveillance that British ships suffered under the watch of the French. This usurpation of American sovereignty led to the issue of the Embargo Act, and laid another portion of hostile foundation creating the conditions for the War of 1812. Panic of 1819 - The Panic of 1819 was a financial catastrophe brought about by injudicious budgeting in the midst of the War of 1812. It was the first of several major panics that hobbled the volatile American economy in the nineteenth century. Quebec Act - The Quebec Act of 1774, classed as one of the Intolerable Acts by the...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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