United States History Question of the Day

©Greg Feldmeth 2013

Responding to Naval Harassment

An example of impressment
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 131445:

President Jefferson's response to the seizure of American sailors and cargo by French and British ships was

A) to declare war on Great Britain
B) to push the Embargo Act through Congress which prohibited all American trade with France and Great Britain
C) to order ships to seize Britsh and French sailors in retaliation
D) to refer to the Declaraton of Independence in his appeal to both nations for respect
E) generally positively received in New England

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