The American sailor men set off to Britain to trade their goods.
Almost there, my sailor men!
When the American soldiers arrived, the British soldiers seized all the sailor men. This was an act of impressment, which was where Britain would take American sailor men and force them into war.
Hold it right there!
No need to worry anymore!
As of December 1807, the Embargo Act has been established.
As a result of impressment, the Embargo Act was passed, which banned America from engaging in trade with foreign countries. Now, impressment would be prevented and sailor men would be treated more fairly.