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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Embargo Act

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Which of the following statements accurately states the effects of the Embargo Act?

A

England capitulated and ended its policies of impressment and capturing American ships.

B

The Embargo Act did not change British policy, and also devastated the American economy in the process.

C

There were widespread demands for Jefferson to run for a third term as president, which he rejected out of respect for George Washington's precedent.

D

The Embargo Act weakened France far worse than England, and the lack of supplies led to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.

E

New England voters found the Embargo Act so successful they voted overwhelmingly for James Madison in the 1808 election.