And Why It Didn't Work

     Political and economic conflicts in the early 1800's between America, France and Britain led the U.S. to a compromise in the form of the Embargo Act. Unfortunately, the act created further internal conflicts and failed to resolve any external ones. As further attempts at compromise failed, America came closer to the War of 1812.

Events Leading to the Embargo
The Imposition of the Embargo Act
Post-Embargo Actions

Timeline of Primary Source Documents That Tell The Story

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