Impressment: Definition & Overview


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Impressment typically refers to a policy implemented by which country?

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1. Impressment was a major cause of which war?

2. Impressment was _____ practice under British law.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your grasp of the nature of the tactic of impressment, how it was practiced, who practiced it and who was affected by it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of the following subjects:

  • The primary country to implement the policy of impressment
  • When impressment reached its peak
  • The war of which impressment was a main cause
  • The legality of the impressment policy
  • Individuals who were exempt from impressment

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on impressment
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the practice of impressment during wartime
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the use of impressment and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how impressment was practiced

Additional Learning

To learn more about the practice of impressment, review the short, accompanying lesson. The lesson is called Impressment: Definition & Overview. The lesson delves into the following topics:

  • Define impressment, who could be impressed and where
  • Illustrate why a nation would resort to the use of impressment
  • Explain the term 'protected men'
  • Discuss under what conditions a protected man could be impressed