embargo act

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  • definition and purpose
  • No more trading with other countries!
  • Yes sir!
  • effects
  • My family and I are now poor because of the economy.
  • causes
  • No more shipping or trading with British, France, and everyone!
  • embargo=­ banning of trade with another country. US ships could not sail to foreign ports. US ports closed to foreign ships.
  • The embargo act crippled the US economy. No effect on Britain. Jefferson's popularity went down and Madison was elected.
  • The Embargo Act, passed by Congress on 22 December 1807, was designed to punish France and Britain as well as protect American shipping from any further acts of aggression by either nation.
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