Nonintercourse Act

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Nonintercourse Act:

see Embargo Act of 1807Embargo Act of 1807,
passed Dec. 22, 1807, by the U.S. Congress in answer to the British orders in council restricting neutral shipping and to Napoleon's restrictive Continental System. The U.S.
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After hearing that his merchant vessels had been taken by force on more than one occasion, President Thomas Jefferson established the Embargo Act and Non-Intercourse Act, sending a clear signal that the United States would not become entangled in Europe's affairs.

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