Nonintercourse Act Law and Legal Definition
The Nonintercourse Act of 1809 is a federal law that replaced the Embargo Act, allowing transatlantic trade to resume.
The act suspended trade with only France and England until they shall cease to violate the neutral commerce of the U.S. The act prohibited their ships from entering American ports and decreed it illegal for citizens of the U.S. to have any intercourse with, or to afford any aid or supplies to any French or English ships. The naval officers and customs officials were authorized to seize merchandise from ships in violation of the law under the act.
However, the act failed to change French and English policy and was repealed in 1810.
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