The Main Losers Of The War Of 1812

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The War of 1812, sometimes also called the Second War of Independence, was a conflict between the United States and Great Britain, Canada and Indian tribes, who took side with the British. The causes of the war include British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, Royal Navy’s practise of impressment, British help to the Indian Tribes and also America’s desire to expand its territory. The war ended in 1815 with the Treaty of Ghent, United States nor Great Britain won or lost the war. However there is one loser after all. The only looser of the war were the Indian tribes – they lost territory and as well as the British protection. The main tension that caused the war of 1812 rose from the Napoleonic Wars in Europe . Great Britain was trapped in a long conflict with France led by Napoleon Bonaparte and in an attempt to…show more content…
Indians were the main losers in the war – they lost territory, had highest percentage of casualties out of their already small population, lost British protection and never regained their influence. The British had a long-standing goal of creating a “buffer” state, which would cover much of Ohio, Indiana and Michigan, to block the American expansion in the Great Lakes region. They made the demand in 1814 during the peace conference, but Americans rejected and the most they would agree with was restoration of pre-war borders , which ceded Indian’s territory to the United States and with that. This was large disappointment and loss for the Indians, since, despite all their efforts, they were unable to recover lost territory. In the Treaty of Ghent, Great Britain promised not to arm the Natives in the US from Canada and not even trade with them. After the end of the war and signing the Treaty of Ghent, Indian tribes became a burden to the British and nothing to offer thus Great Britain did not make much effort with negotiating terms for the Indian tribes as

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