Majority of the American people don’t know much about The War of 1812. The War of 1812 is often referred as the second war of independence from Britain. The battle of Lundy’s Lane was one of the harshest battles in Canada. (The Battle of Lundy’s Lane) The war of 1812 started from Britain and France attempting to cut off trade to and from America as well impressing their Navy. The president at that time was James Madison and he was not happy that Britain is causing more problems with America so in November of 1809 he cut off trade with Britain. Jefferson’s Embargo Act was replaced by the non-intercourse act in 1809 because the embargo act was not fitting for the time period. Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, “Warhawks” were new members of congress who wanted war with Britain. Britain was encouraging the natives to protest against America going farther west. America got tired of what Britain was doing, they went to war in the spring of 1812 (History). The battle of Lundy’s Lane was fought on July 25,1814 after the …show more content…
The entire battle lasted for about five hours and was the hardest and bloodiest battle fought in Canada. Britain had 84 killed, 559 wounded, and 235 missing out of the battle. America had 171 killed, 572 wounded, and 117 missing by the end. Both sides claimed victory but neither side won in the end. More battles were fought after the battle of Lundy’s Lane. The Treaty of Ghent ended the war that lasted two years and eight months. Some people said this was an unnecessary war. (The Battle of Lundy’s Lane) There was a poem written by Duncan Campbell Scott about the battle of Lundy’s Lane that was written years after the battle happened. “To tie that flag in its ancient place with the sinews of their arms; And if they doubt you and put you to scorm, why you can make it plain with the tale of the gallant Lincoln men at the flight at Lundy’s lane.” Scott. (Canadian Poetry) America fought hard in all their
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The war of 1812 proved struggles and hardships for America. The question of why the war was even fought is astonishing still today since Britain did not want to fight the war and agreed to stop interfering with American shipping. However, America decided to precede on with the war. The war did bring on patriotism to Americans.
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They wanted to cut off supplies from reaching the enemy sides which lead to the block of the United States from trading with the other. Around 1807-1808 Britain passed the Orders in Council to require neutral countries to obtain a license from its authorities before trading with France. The U.S. Congress repealed Thomas Jefferson’s unpopular Embargo Act, by restricting trades. This cause hurt Americans more than either Britain or France. Women had the toughness jobs of war 1812, women on the battlefield helped pass water to the soldiers.
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In order to gain more support, they allowed the British to aid them. With the buildup of Tecumseh's army and British annoyance. President Jefferson declares war on June 1, 1812 by stating, “We behold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain a state of war against the United States (Doc. 4).” President Jefferson’s primary reason for this declaration of war is the lawless violence caused by Britain by capturing ships, and even forcibly drafting American soldiers into the British
(War of 1812 - 1815). The very next year in 1807 Great Britain decided that they were going to play the same game as France and made it illegal for France and all allies of France to trade with each other. In response to the childish games that France and Great Britain were playing the United States Congress passed laws to “[prohibit] U.S. vessels” from doing business with the European Nations (War of 1812 - 1815). In 1810 the United States decided that realistically this wasn 't exactly doing what it was suppose to so they opened trade back up with the European Nations on the condition that France and Great Britain