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War of 1812

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Sam Swanson

on 15 April 2010

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The war of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June of 1812 to the Spring of 1815. It is often referred to as the second American Revolution. Causes Britain formally recognized the independence of The United States of America with the Treaty of Paris in 1783 but tensions remained between the two countries.
Britain was struggling in a series of wars with France and to obstruct France's trade they began to seize American trade vessels.
Many of Britain's navy seamen were fleeing to American ships. This helped Britain justify the seizing of American vessels along with the imprisonement of American seamen.
U.S. believed Britain was supporting Native American resistance. Effects of the War American patriotism increased.
Native American resistance was weakened.
U.S. manufacturing grew.
U.S. once again proved they could beat one of the world's strongest military forces of the time.
People began to believe America would survive and prosper. Major Battles and Happenings of the War of 1812 Invasion of Canada
Battle on the Atlantic
Battle for the Great Lakes (Battle of Putin Bay)
Battle of Thames River
Destruction of Wahington D.C.
Attack on Baltimore (Fort McHenry)
Battle of Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans Invasion of Canada The United States had planned to take ovwer Upper Canada (Ontario today) and Lower Canada (Quebec today) in one single mass attack.
Over time, the plan was to occur at four strategic locations: across from Detroit, the Niagra are, Kingston, and sout of Montreal.
The purpose of invading was to isolate and then capture most of Quebec city, cutting off any British troop movement to the St. Lawrence River and into the Great Lakes region.
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