War Of 1812 Dbq

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The War of 1812 is vaguely remembered by Americans today, very few are aware of who the enemy was or why the war was fought. One reason the war is so vaguely remembered is that no “great” president is connected to the war. The war was fought over maritime issues, the Orders in Council that greatly restricted American trading within the European Continent, and also the practice of the Royal Navy taking over American ships and forcing them to serve on the Navy ships. Although America had won most of its past wars, the War of 1812 was quite different. The nation was lucky to escape, they signed a treaty known as the the Treaty of Ghent which ended the war but did not a thing about the issues that had caused the war in the first place. The nation

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