I. The Road to the War of 1812



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The War of 1812

I. The Road to the War of 1812

  1. When England & France resumed war in 1803 & violated U.S. neutrality, Jefferson approved the Embargo of 1807

  1. The embargo restricting U.S. trade with England & France

  2. Jefferson contradicted his own principles of weak gov’t & liberty

  3. The embargo was unsuccessful


a. The embargo hurt NE shipping more than it hurt England or France

b. Embargo required a larger government to prevent smuggling

B. In 1808, James Madison was elected president & proved equally ineffective in gaining recognition of neutrality

1. The Non-Intercourse Act of 1809 was ineffective

2. Macon’s Bill #2 in 1810 was ineffective

C. Republican War Hawks called for war, but Federalists were opposed…War against England was declared in 1812





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