War Of 1812 Dbq Analysis

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The decision for the United States to declare the War of 1812 has multiple factors. Fought between Great Britain, Native Americans could also be considered a third party involved in this conflict. During this time, tensions among the Indians and Americans ran high. In addition, Tenskwatawa, a religious prophet, believed that whites were the root of all evil. He insisted that his people should abandon American goods such as, alcohol, clothing, and food. More notably, Tecumseh, a chief, argued that the alternative to Indian resistance was extermination. Reports that the British were encouraging this behavior contributed to the start of the war. Another reason the war was commenced, was the impressment of American sailors and the seizure of American

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