The Embargo Act Of 1807

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  • 1. 
    What is an Embargo?
    • A. 

      A foreign policy that ends foreign trade for something in return.

    • B. 

      A stimulus package that helps a slowdown in foreign trade

    • C. 

      A package that adjusts the amount of money a president is payed

    • D. 

      A foreign war that ends the use of water trade. Items are instead traded by plane.

  • 2. 
    Why was the Embargo act enacted?
    • A. 

      To ban the use of weapons in South-East Asia and to lower the crime rate.

    • B. 

      To help stimulate the slowdown of trade in the 1800's

    • C. 

      To give a massive $400,000,000 a year contract to George W. Bush.

    • D. 

      To make France and Britain stop attacking U.S merchant ships.

  • 3. 
    What was the outcome of the Embargo Act?
    • A. 

      George Bush moved to Beverly Hills and became a famous Hollywood Actor.

    • B. 

      The U.S had managed to successfully stimulate the economy and the next recession would be over 100 years later, "The Great Depression."

    • C. 

      The Embargo only made the U.S suffer job losses and a struggling economy.

    • D. 

      China became communist and Adolph Hitler dies in a war between France and Spain

  • 4. 
    What is isolationism?
    • A. 

      A symptom of Depression

    • B. 

      A policy that makes a country assist another country for a short period of time

    • C. 

      A policy that isolates a country from another

    • D. 

      George W. Bush's position on Healthcare

  • 5. 
    What year was the Embargo Act of 1807 enacted?
    • A. 

      1807

    • B. 

      1806

    • C. 

      1808

    • D. 

      2001, the year Bush took office

  • 6. 
    When was the act repealed?
    • A. 

      1807

    • B. 

      2008, when Bush leaves office

    • C. 

      1808

    • D. 

      1809

  • 7. 
    Why didn't Jefferson want to go to war?
    • A. 

      It would cost too much and the army wasn't strong enough.

    • B. 

      Bush at the time rejected war and advised Jefferson not to.

    • C. 

      The U.S was under an act that mandated that the U.S must wait until 1820 to be able to go to war again.

    • D. 

      He was to busy inventing the lightbulb.

  • 8. 
    Why did Americans love the Embargo act?
    • A. 

      They didn't like it, they hated it. It lost jobs and wasn't working.

    • B. 

      It paid President Bush the money he deserved.

    • C. 

      It was a success for ending attacks on U.S ships

    • D. 

      They made millions off of I

  • 9. 
    Did the U.S eventually have to go to war?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    How did the Media treat the Embargo?
    • A. 

      Fairly. They despised it but tried to be as unbiased as they could.

    • B. 

      They were quite biased and headlines bursted with dramatic criticism.

    • C. 

      They tried to defend the act

    • D. 

      They ignored the act and focused on other issues

  • 11. 
    Was the war of 1812 associated with the Embargo Act?
    • A. 

      Yes, France and Britain both continued attacking ships

    • B. 

      No, the war was an isolated event. It occurred as a rebellion from the Indians being expanded westwards

  • 12. 
    In the following image, what does the man being attacked think of the Embargo?
    • A. 

      He is outraged that the Embargo won't let him trade

    • B. 

      He is happy because the turtle is cute

    • C. 

      He is Angry because the Turtle injured his toe nail

    • D. 

      He is neutral because he doesn't really care

  • 13. 
    Did the Embargo Work?
    • A. 

      Yes - it ended attacks on U.S ships

    • B. 

      No - all it did was lose jobs for the U.S

  • 14. 
    Did Congress tighten enforcement on the act?
    • A. 

      Yes, in 1808

    • B. 

      No, it was never changed