Aberdeen Act

Aberdeen Act

The Aberdeen Act of 1845 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (citation 8 & 9 Vict c. 122) passed during the reign Queen Victoria on August 9. The long title of the Act is "An Act to amend an Act, intituled An Act to carry into execution a Convention between His Majesty and the Emperor of Brazil, for the Regulation and final Abolition of the African Slave Trade."

The Act gave the Royal Navy authority to search any Brazilian ship on the high seas. The act, created by British Foreign Minister Lord Aberdeen, was designed to suppress the Brazilian slave trade in accordance with Britain's role as world policeman. It provoked much outrage from Brazil, who saw it as a violation of the freedom of the seas and of their territorial integrity.

ee also

*Pax Britannica

External links

* [http://www.pdavis.nl/Legis_28.htm Text of Act]

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