Nonintercourse Act, an act passed by the United States Congress in 1809. The act arose out of British and French seizure of American ships and sailors during the Napoleonic Wars, when each country was trying to cut off the other from foreign trade.
WHAT'S INSIDE: REVOLUTIONARY WAR
- Prelude to War
- American Leaders
- Battles & Incidents
- British Leaders
- Documents & Artifacts
- Historical Landmarks
- Post-Revolutionary War
In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government.
Forget George Washington’s cherry tree and Ben Franklin’s inveterate womanizing. You're about to meet patriots you've never heard of, plus a few you thought you knew.