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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Impressment has become a major issue, as over 15,000 Americans have been Impressed. The war of 1812 begins, one of the reasons for thewar is impressment. 1793 New Laws Are Passed The British find that Americans are using the sea as a means to exchange goods.They begin to press sailors from America. 1740 1200's Impressment began 1812 1597 Due to shortages in theBritish Navy, the laws statingthat foreigners and people who are elderly or youthfulcannot be pressed are lifted. Vagrancy Act is passed The Vagrancy Act is passed, which means all sailors, even ones with a bad reputation, can be pressed into the navy 1780 A new act is passed that states certain people are exempt from being pressed Laws Are Lifted The war of 1812 begins British take advantage ofAmerica Impressment dies down After the wars in the early 1800's, laws are reinstated. Rules regarding the amount of time a sailor is allowed to be pressed become more strict. Impressment in general becomes less common. 1835 A Visual History of IMPRESSMENT INTO THE BRITISH NAVY The British began taking sailors and forcing them into the British Navy. This is called impressment "British Navy Impressment." PBS. PBS, 2014. Web. 5 Dec. 2014. < british-navy-impressment/>. "Impressment." Royal Naval Museum. Royal Naval Museum Library, 2001. Web. 12 Dec. 2014. < info_sheet_impressment.htm>. "Impressment of American Sailors." Prelude to the War of 1812. Mariners Museum, 2000. Web. 5 Dec. 2014. < usnavy/08/08a.htm>.
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