Nonimportation Act

Nonimportation 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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Slavery became an us-or-them scenario, and in 1849, the nonimportation act was repealed after a bitter and exhausting battle between Kentucky's proslavery paladin, Robert Wickliffe, and the state's most famous politician, Henry Clay, and his merchant-prince ally, Robert S.
Although the ban on slave capture, the 1774 Nonimportation Act, and the 1784 Gradual Abolition Act together virtually choked off the creation of new slaves, they did not prohibit the creation of new slaves entirely.
While the Nonimportation Act, the Gradual Abolition Act, and the judicial ban on slave capture may explain why Connecticut residents were generally unable to introduce new slaves into the state, none of these legal developments freed slaves already in the state.