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[[File:File:Thomas_Jefferson_by_Rembrandt_Peale,_1800.jpg|250px|left|thumbnail|Thomas Jefferson]]
The Embargo Act of 1807 was an effort by President Thomas Jefferson to keep the United States out of European wars that had been waged since 1803. In Europe, Napoleon was sweeping across the continent, and almost every European power was aligned against France. Initially, the United States sought to continue trade with Europe, but France and Britain refused to acknowledge the United States' neutrality.

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