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1807 Embargo Cartoon

In 1807, the United States passed an embargo act at the request of President Thomas Jefferson. The Embargo Act of 1807 stated that American ships could not carry cargo to foreign ports and that foreign ships could not load cargo in American ports. This political cartoon published during the embargo criticizes the act. "Ograbme" is "embargo" spelled backward.

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[1807 Embargo Cartoon]. Print. 1807. Wikimedia. (Accessed October 25, 2018). 

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very good

top notch

that turtle is rather mischevious! lol

Is the cartoon for or against the act?


Great question!

The article says it's was critical of the embargo.

The word critical can mean showing that you think something is wrong or that you disapprove of something; however, critical can also mean showing analysis of the good and bad of something. Take a good look at the cartoon. What do you think?

Erin Bradford, Government and Heritage Library

Where did this cartoon come from? who originally published it?

That must of hurt that the turtle bite him while he was working.

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