British frigate Leopard fires on American warship Chesapeake (18 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Demands are made to hand over British deserters, which nearly causes war, averted by Thomas Jefferson's pacific …

Citation:
Editors. "British frigate Leopard fires on American warship Chesapeake". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10841, accessed 04 December 2016.]