When was the embargo act passed?
This act was passed in 1807. It was an attempt to keep the US out of war.
The Non-Intercourse Act was passed in 1809 and replaced the Embargo Act of 1807. According to the Embargo Act, the United States was prohibited from exporting goods to any country. The Embargo Act was meant to punish France and Great Britain, but it actually hurt the United States more. Under the Non-Intercourse Act, the United States could trade with any country except France or Great Britain.
All Neutrality Acts passed from 1935 to 1937 were designed to keep the U.S. out of the global conflict at this time. Each Neutrality Act included a general embargo on all arms and war material trading's with all parties involved in a war. The 1937 Neutrality Act extended to the embargo to all countries engaged in a civil war.