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Q: What does the term ”impressment” mean?
A: Impressment, colloquially, "the Press", refers to the act of taking men into a navy by force and without notice. [ It was used by the Royal Navy, beginning in 1664 and during the 18th and early 19th centuries, in wartime, as a means of crewing warships, although legal sanction for the practice goes back to the time of Edward I of England. ]
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User: What does the term ”impressment” mean?

Weegy: Impressment, colloquially, "the Press", refers to the act of taking men into a navy by force and without notice. [ It was used by the Royal Navy, beginning in 1664 and during the 18th and early 19th centuries, in wartime, as a means of crewing warships, although legal sanction for the practice goes back to the time of Edward I of England. ]
sipichapie|Points 4702|

User: What does the term ”impressment” mean? A) imprisioning traders B) forcing American sailors to serve in the British navy C) making people think that you are special D) a special press used in ship making

Weegy: B) forcing American sailors to serve in the British navy
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User: Which presidential candidate did Jefferson support in 1808? A) John Adams B) James Madison C) Aaron Burr D) John Marshall

Weegy: B) James Madison
thewolf010|Points 1160|

User: What did the Embargo Act prohibit? A) slavery B) impressment C) virtually all exports and most imports D) trade within the United States among farmers

Weegy: C) virtually all exports and most imports. The Embargo Act of 1807 stopped all trade between America and any other country.
migzptz|Points 7015|

User: Why did Jefferson choose to pass the Embargo Act instead of declaring war on England? A) It would be treason to declare war. B) Jefferson was loyal to King George III. C) He wanted to try and find a peaceful solution. D) The American people approved of the practice of impressment

Weegy: C- Thomas Jefferson being the genius he was realized that war was a lost cause in that America would lose miserably. Also he thought to the long run. Thomas Jefferson was at heart in favor of agriculture, but in mind he favored industry. [ Passing the Embargo Act of 1807 allowed America to slowly but surely become self-sufficient. Before this America was dependent on European goods. ]
elfrankiee|Points 10|

User: Which of the Barbary States did Jefferson choose to blockade in 1801? A) Tripoli B) Morocco C) Algiers D) Tunis

Weegy: B
elfrankiee|Points 10|

User: What were some of the risks sailors faced as they traveled across the ocean to trade with foreign countries? A) lack of supplies B) storms, high seas and pirates C) leaky ships D) Russian torpedoes

Weegy: Some of the risks were B. Storms, high seas and pirates
AwesomeGuy200|Points 1177|

User: How was the United States profiting from the French and English War? A) It was robbing English and French ships. B) It was robbing only English ships. C) It was selling goods only to the French. D) It was selling goods to the French and English.

Weegy: The U.S. profited by C)It was selling goods only to the French
Expert answered|MrG|Points 1747|

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