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Foreign AffairsForeign Affairs  Fighting between France and Britain threatens American shipping  Blockading ports  American’s more angry at Great Britain.

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2 Foreign AffairsForeign Affairs  Fighting between France and Britain threatens American shipping  Blockading ports  American’s more angry at Great Britain  British policy of impressment: the practice of seizing Americans at sea and impressing/drafting them into joining the British navy

3 In response…In response…  The Embargo Act of a ban on exporting products to other countries  Did this to hurt Britain and other major European powers  force them to honor American neutrality  Actually hurt America more than Britain  Lifted ban except with France and Britain

4 Native American RelationsNative American Relations  William Henry Harrison: governor of the Indiana Territory  Called Native American chiefs together  Persuaded them to sign away 3 million acres to U.S. government  Many chiefs did not agree  Little Turtle  Tecumseh

5 Plan for ConfederacyPlan for Confederacy  Tecumseh believed Native Americans should create a confederacy  Confederacy: a united Native American nation  Thought it was the only way to protect land against white settlers  Traveled through the Midwest and South trying to get followers for his confederacy

6 Plan for ConfederacyPlan for Confederacy  Tecumseh’s brother- Prophet  Started reform movement within Shawnee tribe to cast off white civilization  While Tecumseh was spreading his ideas…  Prophet led Shawnee in an attack on Harrison & troops  Native American confederacy was using British arms  Caused thoughts of war for Americans War Hawks: a group of young congressmen from the South and West who called for war against Britain


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