The War Of 1812-The Enslavement Of Empire

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The Enslavement of Empire

Empire. We all know this word, yet few of us are aware of its effect on our daily lives. Indeed, we hardly give it more than a second thought in our history textbooks, choosing instead to gloss over the finely spaced lines of our history books. The reality is, the very reality we know is so closely intertwined with the idea of empire that the two can hardly be distinguished. Empire controls. Whether for the good or bad, this is true. In this paper, the role it played in the War of 1812 will be examined.

Beginning on June 18th of 1812, it was a war that would cause great debate between historical scholars. Did America declare war on what is now modern day Canada simply to conquer them, and how much did factors such

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