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The Causes of the War of 1812

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colin allum

on 20 May 2013

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Transcript of The Causes of the War of 1812

Causes of the War SHIPPING: Due to the ongoing war in Europe between Britian and France European ports were blockaded (Blocked up). This upset the Americans, who had nothing to do with the war in Europe, because they were unable to deliver cargo to the ports because of the blockade. IMPRESSMENT: The British soldiers were at war in Europe and required additional manpower. They stopped American ships and seized suspected British deserters who found work aboard American vessels. A number of Americans who were not deserters were also taken away in this manner. FARMLAND:
1) Most of the good farmland in the United States was expensive, while in British North America there was plenty of good, inexpensive farmland available. 2) Native peoples were resisting the westward movement of American colonists. The Americans saw British North American colonists as possible allies for the nNative cause. However, Tecumseh, a Native leader had already gone to British North America to see if he could enlist help there. All in all, the Americans felt that if they could take over British North America, there would be less resistance from the Native peoples. First Invasion pt.2 First Invasion pt.3 WAR HAWKS were pushing for war against the British North American colonies.
War Hawks: group of young men in Congress who wanted war. They believed that the Americans could easily win a war if they invaded the colonies of British North America
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