1808 Slave Trade Agreement Apush

On March 22, 1794, Congress passed the Slave Trade Act of 1794, which prohibited the manufacture, loading, equipping, equipping, or shipping of ships for the slave trade and essentially limited trade to foreign ships. [5] On August 5, 1797, John Brown of Providence, Rhode Island, became the first American to be charged in federal court under the 1794 Act. . .