Prelude to War

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Prelude to War

Video Segment |04:01

Provides context for the War of 1812 by highlighting the foreign-policy struggles of the Thomas Jefferson administration, including the Chesapeake Affair, Embargo Act, and impressment. The segment discusses the range of opinions in the United States on whether or not a conflict with Great Britain should have been avoided or embraced, and briefly summarizes the role of Native Americans on the growing tensions between the US and Great Britain.

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Related Topics

  • Chesapeake Affair
  • Early American History
  • Embargo Act
  • Great Britain
  • Henry Clay
  • impressment
  • Napoleonic Wars
  • Native American
  • Thomas Jefferson

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