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Q: The Embargo Act of 1807 ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: The Embargo Act of 1807
Category: Reference, Education and News > Homework Help
Asked by: glunk-ga
List Price: $11.00
Posted: 02 May 2006 12:42 PDT
Expires: 24 May 2006 16:41 PDT
Question ID: 724801
Was the Embargo Act of 1807 constitutional? Was it actually
"regulating trade" as the constitution allows, or did it go too far in
stopping commerce completely (and was unconstitutional)? Please
provide a summary of the issues involved. More importantly, please
provide books and sites that have more information. I couldn't find
anything on the internet (except on Yahho answers:;_ylt=Ahf8DziXUkRwnXnexJa8KOXsy6IX?qid=1006012807391)
and a Google Book search didn't help so much either. I only found
one book, The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson (by David N.
Mayer) which had a page on the subject, but I need a lot more sources.
Primary Sources that are on this topic would be excellent.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 02 May 2006 15:00 PDT
This link seems to get you 90% of the way there:

What more do you need to make for a complete answer to your question?


Clarification of Question by glunk-ga on 02 May 2006 15:18 PDT
Your link does not discuss the issue at all. I asked if the Embargo
Act was constitutional and the Wikipedia article doesn't even have the
word "Constitutional" in it!

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 02 May 2006 15:48 PDT
Sorry...I was concentrating more on the sources of information
provided at that link.

Try this one instead as a pretty primary Primary Source
re:consitutionality of the Embargo Act:;cc=genpub;xc=1;q1=embargo;q2=constitutional%2A;op2=near;op3=near;rgn=full%20text;amt2=120;amt3=40;idno=ABP2708.0001.001;didno=ABP2708.0001.001;view=image;seq=00000293

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 02 May 2006 15:51 PDT
...and another:;cc=genpub;xc=1;q1=embargo;q2=constitutional%2A;op2=near;op3=near;rgn=full%20text;amt2=120;amt3=40;idno=abt3306.0001.001;didno=ABT3306.0001.001;view=image;seq=116;page=root;size=s;frm=frameset

Clarification of Question by glunk-ga on 03 May 2006 18:21 PDT
Thank You, I should be able to use those sources. I still need many
more primary and secondary sources to be able to write a paper on the

Clarification of Question by glunk-ga on 03 May 2006 18:25 PDT
I need some books that have enough information on the topic to be able
to write a paper.

Clarification of Question by glunk-ga on 04 May 2006 19:15 PDT
For $11 can anyone give me some books and sites on this topic?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 04 May 2006 19:24 PDT
Here's a site with some discussion and references 9esp ref #60):

Clarification of Question by glunk-ga on 08 May 2006 18:19 PDT
thanx a lot, i'll check ur link. i found a book by dumas malone that
discusses the topic. If u can find a few more books and sites u can
put it as the answer to the question.
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