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When His Majesty's Service needed men, detachments were sent out to bars, night clubs, and etc. and able bodied men were pressed (taken) into Her Majesty's service. Prior to the War of 1812 (1812 to 1814); the British boarded US vessels at sea and pressed into service (took by force) US abled bodied males for duty upon Royal Navy Warships (Men 'O War). These men were former British seamen who had jumped ship, by the thousands, while in the service of the Royal Navy in the war against the Napoleonic Empire and were considered to be deserters. The US government then considered them to be US citizens, but the Royal Navy adhered to a principle of inalienable British citizenship and seized the seamen back. This was one of the causes of the War of 1812.

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Q: What was the british policy of impressment?
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The British policy of impressment was a kind of?

Forced enlistment

What term describes the british policy of taking Americans sailors and forcing them to work on british ships?

It is called impressment.

What is a sentence using the word impressment?

(The act or policy of seizing people or property for public use is called impressment.)"One cause of the War of 1812 was the impressment of US sailors into the British navy."

What term describes the British policy of taking American sailors and forcing them to work on British ships?

It's called impressment.

How would the British policy of impressment best be described?

British seized American ships such as Chesapeake and took supplies and sailors.

Why did impressment cause the war of 1812?

Impressment was just one of several causes of the War of 1812. Because of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe, our commercial rights as a neutral on the high seas were being infringed upon by France and England. Great Britain also practiced the policy of impressment, stopping American ships and claiming that some sailors were British deserters from the British navy and forcing them to serve on British war ships. Impressment had been a policy of Great Britain for a long time...........

Did British impressment end after the War of 1812?

In fact, the British ended the practice of impressment before the US declared war.

What are the two main causes of the war of 1812?

The war hawks and Britians' policy of Impressment. The war hawks were a group of senators who felt as though war with Britian was necessary and impressment was when the British navy would seize American ships and force the sailors into the british navy, which was of course illegal.

What actions of Great Britain and France pushed the US into fighting the War of 1812?

The british began a policy of impressment, or siezing Americans at sea and drafting them into the british navy.That angeredmany americans.

How did washington deal with britains policy of impressment?

the war of 1812 .

How did Washington deal with Britain's policy of impressment?

the war of 1812. :)

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Why did the british make the impressment?

To win Fance i think

What is an impressment?

Impressment is the act of seizing by force. Example:(used in a sentence) Britain also interfered with U.S. trade by the impressment, or kidnapping, of American sailors to work on British ships.

The British practice of forcibly removing British deserters from American ships was called?

Impressment :)

How did the british seize American sailors?

Yes and it was called "impressment".

British practice of boarding American ships and seizing sailors for service in the British navy?


What is the British practice of boarding American ships and seizing sailors for service in the British navy?


What is the British practice of forcing US soldiers or sailors to serve in the British army or navy?


What was the term for the forced enlistment of sailors into the British Navy or British Man-Stealing?


What was the Anti-Boston Anti-Impressment Riot of 1747?

The Impressment Act was were the British went onto the shores of Boston and "captured" strong looking men and brought them back to their ships to be part of the British Navy. The Anti-Impressment Riot was a retaliation (a mobbing of the ships) of the Act.

What was a direct cause of the war of 1812?

british impressment of american soldiers

What was a major cause of the war of 1812?

British Impressment of American sailors.

What led Jefferson to call for an embargo in 1807?

The British practice of impressment

British seized sailors from American ships?

Yes and it was called "impressment".