1854 and 1861

Blocakade firmly in place brits didnt want a part of

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Unformatted text preview: n down by 50%- bc of embargo now bc south had to grow their own food- cut intp a mount of land for cotton • Brits didn’t like lincolns sec of state- but didn’t want south to blackmail them economically with embargo • South backed themselves into corner- bc if not shipping cotton, it was ineffective- couldn’t prove it was effective- couldn’t move embargo- it looked like it was a legal blockade bc cotton not getting through • The brits not eager to declare blockade illegal- bc of karma • ’62- blocakade firmly in place- brits didn’t want a part of the war- didn’t need the cotton- there had been huge shipments- had planty of cotton and manufactured textiles...
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