Cause And Effect Of The War Of 1812 On The United States

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The War of 1812 was an important event in American History. Unfortunately, it is not well known by a lot of people. It is also not well known that the “Star Spangled Banner” was inspired by the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was caused by a variety of factors, one of which was the British’s attempt to cut off United States trade. The War of 1812 embodied many other causes, battles, and lasting effects on the American people. The War of 1812 embodied many causes. Even though the War of 1812 was between the United States and Great Britain, one of the causes of the War of 1812 was, “the conflict that raged in Europe for two decades after Napoleon Bonaparte” ( This conflict had reigned in France, and Great Britain was also a …show more content…

The Embargo Act, “prohibited all vessels in the ports of the United States, except foreign ships in ballast, or with cargoes taken on board before the Notification of the Act, from sailing for any foreign port” ( However, this act, enacted in 1807, proved to only do more harm than good. Within a year of the Embargo Act, United States value of imports decreased dramatically. The value decreased from $138.5 million to $56.9 million. Also, the value of United States exports decreased. The value of exports decreased more than the value of imports. The value decreased from $108.3 million to $22.4 million ( Eventually, this act was replaced by another act. This was because the Embargo Act was repealed by the US Congress ( The Embargo Act was replaced by the Non-Intercourse Act. This Act banned trade with Britain and France. However, this act also did not hold much effect. This Act was soon replaced with the May 1810 Bill. This bill, “stated that if either power dropped trade restrictions against the United States, Congress would in turn resume non-intercourse with the opposing power” ( It had soon been notified that trade restrictions, put into effect by Napoleon Bonaparte, would soon be stopped. Soon after this was notified, trade with Britain was

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