Within five hours the Senate had passed the Embargo Bill and sent it to the House.
New York, whose growing shipping interests had suffered by the Embargo of 1807, was as a commercial state opposed to the war.
It is possible to regard the embargo policy dispassionately as an interesting illustration of Jefferson's love of peace.
It was a notorious place for smuggling under the Embargo Acts of 1807 and 1808.
He now laid an embargo upon Megara by which the Megarians were forbidden on pain of death to pursue trading operations with any part of the Athenian Empire.
The sworn foe of strong government, he was compelled, in pursuance of Jefferson's policy, to put into execution the Embargo and other radical and stringent measures.
Great Britain retaliated by laying an embargo on the vessels of the three neutral powers, and by sending a considerable fleet to the Baltic under the command of Parker and Nelson.
One of the earliest acts of the new ministry was to lay an embargo upon corn, which was thought necessary in order to prevent a dearth resulting from the unprecedentedly bad harvest of 1766.
When news of the embargo of the port at Boston arrived at New Haven, a Committee of Correspondence was at once formed; and in the War of Independence the people enthusiastically supported the American cause.
It was Boston commerce that was most sorely hurt by the embargo and non-importation policy of President Jefferson.