Barbary Pirates, Napoleonic Wars and Embargo of 1807


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How did the First Barbary War expand presidential power?

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1. How did Jefferson respond to the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair?

2. What was an unintended consequence of the Embargo Act of 1807?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The turn of the 18th into the 19th century saw land and seafaring war between England and Britain, while America saw opportunities in transatlantic commerce. But was it too good to be true? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the factors leading up to the Embargo of 1807.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Jefferson's official position regarding the Napoleonic Wars
  • How the First Barbary War affected presidential power
  • Jefferson's official response to the Chesapeake-Leopard Affair
  • Consequences of the Embargo of 1807
  • Events affecting Jefferson's foreign policy issues

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the Embargo Act of 1807
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, including Jefferson's official stance on the Napoleonic Wars
  • Making connections - correlate your knowledge of early 19th century historic events to understand how different factors led to the Embargo of 1807
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the Napoleonic Wars and the Barbary pirates affected Jefferson's foreign policies

Additional Learning

To learn more about the events preceding the Embargo Act of 1807, review the accompanying lesson on the Barbary Pirates, Napoleonic Wars and Embargo of 1807. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Covers the cultural relevance of the early 19th century transatlantic climate
  • Covers the major conflicts fought on land and at sea, including the Napoleonic Wars and the First Barbary War
  • Explains how Jefferson's presidential power and foreign policy was affected by and reacted to these events