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Interview recorded April 7, — Deed of Gift. Collection of the U. House of Representatives About this object. Lawmakers voted to increase the size of the army and to borrow money to pay for things the larger army would need. But not all members of Congress wanted war with Britain. Many Federalists, especially, opposed it. Some of them tried to end the embargo only a month after it began. Congressman Hermanus Bleecker showed the House a list of hundreds of names from his area of New York.
He said all these people opposed the embargo and the idea of war with Britain. Where are our armies? Our navy? Have we the money to fight a war? Why, it would be treason to go to war this soon, so poorly prepared. Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin was having a difficult time finding money to borrow. He could get almost no money at all from Federalist New England banks. Congress had approved borrowing eleven million dollars. But Gallatin found the banks would lend only six million to the United States government.
The Federalists charged that Gallatin's difficulties showed the people did not want war, especially the people of New England. If the people of the West and the South wanted to fight, then let them pay for the war.
Republican John Randolph also spoke against the war. Are we to go to war without money, without men, without a navy? The people will not believe it. Calhoun answered Randolph.
Madison listed the reasons for war:. British warships had violated the American flag at sea. The British navy had seized and carried off persons protected by this flag. British warships also violated United States waters, interfering with American ships as they entered and left port. Release Dates.
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