Who was affected by the embargo act of 1807? american merchants were negatively affected by the embargo act of 1807. the british merchants were the first to be affected by the embargo act. the spanish traders could no longer have a productive trade as a result of the embargo act. the french economy was affected by the power behind the embargo act of 1807?

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/05/2020 - 12:11 AM

Answered by admin AT 29/05/2020 - 12:11 AM

The Embargo Act of 1807 was a United States law prohibiting all export of cargo from US ports. Specifically, the act prohibited American shipping bound for foreign ports and all foreign vessels from taking cargo at American ports. It represented President Thomas Jefferson's response to Britain's Orders in Council and France's Continental System, which were severely hurting America's merchant marine. Although it was designed to force the British and French to change their commercial systems, neither country did.
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