Biggest Downfalls Or Deficiencies Of The American Military System During The War Of 1812?

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What were the biggest downfalls or deficiencies of the American military system during the War of 1812? What attempts were made to correct these problems? Were they successful?
The American military system had three major deficiencies during the War of 1812. The first problem was with the standing army, specifically that the War Department was not ready for the administrative and logistical organization necessary for raising and maintaining a larger army. Without stronger organization, the War Department could not effectively utilize the army it was able to raise. The next two problems are linked to the militia system. By design, the country’s military system included a reliance on state militias. However, the militias often lacked consistent
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