War Of 1812 Causes

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Describe the causes, course, and consequences of the War of 1812. •The causes, to include impressment, the Chesapeake Incident, the Embargo Act, Native Americans, and War Hawks. •The course, to include who was fighting, major battles, and the overall winner of the war. •The consequences, to include the spoils of war for the victor.
Causes of the War of 1812- Included the implementation of the “Orders in Council,” the British efforts to control United States trade, the Royal Navy’s impressment of American seamen and America’s longing to magnify its territory.
Involvement The War of 1812 was a military skirmish fought amongst the United States of America and the United Kingdom, its North American colonies, and its North American Indian allies. …show more content…

The group of men included Richard M. Johnson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, William Lowndes, George M. Troup, Peter B. Porter, and a few others. The War Hawks had full intentions of declaring war on England in order to protect the United States rights. These men were able to outsmart, outwit, and outthink other people and eventually took control of Congress. A very young man, in terms of speaking of congressmen, was Henry Clay. He was only 24 years old but elected to Speaker of the House. Henry Clay was an overall all around good congressman, and his fellow congressmen followed him. The new members began to shake things up in Congress and make the people think that there was no other way than to go to war. Their voiced reasons for war were based on the resentment over British infringements of maritime rights as well as Great Britain’s continued hostility among Native Americans and trying to prevent American growth and development of the …show more content…

In December 1814, commissioners signed the Treaty of Ghent, which would be authorized the following February. On January 8, 1815, uninformed that peace had been concluded, British forces mounted a massive attack on New Orleans, only to meet with defeat at the hands of future U.S. president Andrew Jackson’s army. News of the battle enhanced sagging U.S. morale. Although the pre-war objectives of not creating a huge debt or going to war were not achieved, the taste of victory was left throughout

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