Welcome to the British Navy, American Soldier. You have just been impressed. Now, come help me blockade France.
I am the mighty Jefferson. As a punishment for impressing our sailors, no more ships will go to foreign ports. Because they need our raw products, they will stop the blockade. The Embargo Actnof 1807 is effective immediately!
We French will destroy the British.
We were too busy fighting that we did not notice that the US passed the Embargo Act. Oh well, we will just trade with South America.
American Exports have dropped 80%. Our economy is in shambles. We must make our own manufactured goods.
The Non-Intercourse Act of 1809 allows all trade except with Britain and France.
In Macon's Bill No.2 of 1810, we restore the embargo to whichever belligerent nation repeals their commercial restrictions.