The U.S. was able to continue trading because they didn't take sides during the war.
The Embargo Act
The British forced American soldiers to serve in the British navy. British imprisoned hundreds of native- born and naturalized American citizens.
Leopard's captain demanded to search American ships but the Chesapeake refused in return British opened fire killing three American crew members.
Banded trading with foriegn countries. The south could not sell its tobacco or cotton. Unemployment rose on New England and river traffic stopped.
White settlers where moving on to native american land. Native Americans wanted to stop people from moving onto their land Though the treaties made by NA were worthless. Native Americans teamed p with Britain to take down the Americans.
republicans John Clay and Calhoun wanted increased military spending.