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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
In response…In response… The Embargo Act of 1807- 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
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
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
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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