Thomas Jefferson and the Embargo Act Essay by CalDR

Thomas Jefferson and the Embargo Act
A discussion of Thomas Jefferson and the Embargo Act of 1807-1809.
# 29741 | 1,762 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Aug 06, 2003 in History (U.S. Presidency) , History (U.S. The Young Nation 1800-1848)

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This paper examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of America. In particular it discusses how the Embargo Act of 1807-1809 caused him to leave office resented by many Americans. It looks at how many these believed him to have violated the individual liberty of American citizens that he had championed throughout his career. It attempts to analyze his motives in initiating the embargo and its eventual manifestation in order to understand Jefferson and the early history of American trade and foreign policy.

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