The War Of 1812: The Proclamation Of Neutrality

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The War of 1812 was a conflict between the United States of America and Britain. It lasted between 1812 and 1815. Since 1796, France and Britain had been continuously fighting. The United States, rather than take sides, continued to trade with both countries. However, this did not make either France or Britain very happy. The United States was divided between whether to side with Britain or France. Many Americans wanted to side with the French, but others, including Alexander Hamilton, wanted to annul the alliance the United States had made with France, and side with Great Britain. George Washington, however, decided that it would be best to remain neutral, and therefore issued the Proclamation of Neutrality on April 22, 1793. The War of 1812
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