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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 1793 1793 The Neutrality act of 1793 Join the British, the French, or be neutral? The neutrality act was one one of the first decisions made by a newly created U.S. government.In Europe, the new French government created after the french revolution had declared war on Great Britain. As a result of conflict in Europe, a new question came up. Should the United States join the fight? President Washington and his cabinet was divided. double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Some cabinet members wanted to stay out of the war. The United States' military was too weak and tosmall to challenge the far superior armies of either France or England. President Washington then agreed to and issued a proclamationof neutrality which barred American merchant ships from supplying either Britain or France for the war on April 22, 1793. This act of neutrality stated that American merchants were prohibited from supplying material to either the British or the French. Anyone who violated this law within it's control would be arrested and put on trial. The Neutrality act was more effective than the embargo act of 1807, because it saved American lives from getting involved in a conflict where they had an unprepared and too small of army to fight for either side. The Embargo Act of 1807 on the other hand prohibited all American exports to Europe which hurt the shipping economy in New England by increasingunemployment and creating depression
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