If circumstances had been altered, June 18, 1812, could well have ended up going much differently. James Madison was the president at the time and under much stress and pressure. Already under attack by France, President Madison had to make a huge decision. The decision would either result in war with Great Britain, or would result in many Americans continuously outraged with Great Britain. This big decision rested in Madison’s hands. Under a lot of pressure from the War Hawks, Madison reluctantly called for Congress to declare war against Britain. The declaration was passed on June 18, 1812. This war, later to be known as the War of 1812, lasted around two years and the cessation was extremely surprising to many Americans and even Britain.
In the year 1812, the United States was still in its infancy as a new nation. The new nation had won the Revolutionary War, but relations with Great Britain were still being tested. Although the War of 1812 is often referred to as the forgotten war, its causes and outcome were significant to American history. The causes and outcome of the War of 1812 were significant to American history because the United States in its infancy was forced to grapple with the causes, which seemed to change as the war progressed; the battles, which identified new causes; and that it emerged as a strong, independent nation. The War of 1812 was the war that established the United States as a country that could be taken seriously.
In the War of 1812, the young America took on Great Britain, the most powerful naval in the world, in a conflict that would leave a great impact on the country. Causes of the war included British attempts to restrict United States trade, the Royal Navy’s impressment of American Seaman and America’s desire to expand its territory. Over the course of the war, the United States Army suffered many defeats by the British, Canadian, and Native American troops. One of the biggest losses was the capture and burning of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., in August 1814. Though the forces against the United States were strong, the strength of the Americans put them on top of their enemies and led them to gain new spirit and patriotism. The war of
There were two famous things about the War of 1812 that every American should know. First, Britain army burned White House, but the picture of the President George Washington was protected. Second, the fighting was begun because American army didn’t know the peace treaty had been signed ending the War. Remini’s Battle of New Orleans shows us more history event about this
One could argue that America won the War of 1812, but it cannot be clearly proven. America and Britain both put up a good fight in the war before it concluded. James Madison, the president at the time, asked Congress to declare war on Britain. Madison’s reasons for declaring war were: expansion of the country, British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, and the impressment of American sailors and seamen (War). Britain, with the most powerful navy, had won many key battles against U.S. forces; however, the American’s never gave up and fought hard throughout the entire war. Britain had many factors to support it, such as support from the north, its powerful navy, and its many soldiers. However, it also had weaknesses such as its priority in fighting France. The war was eventually settled
The war was in a stalemate with both sides counting the losses.The 1812 war placidly favored the Americans. The British forces and government no longer had the reasons of interfering with trade in America as they were defeated by the French forces. The Indians who were the greatest stumbling block to the white settlement and expansion were not a threat anymore. Becoming a honorable and pride filled moment for America, the war caused us to gain our national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner, and almost lose our capital: Washington, D.C to the British due to a dire. We showed the world that the war of 1812 was no ordinary war in American history. This one war established a nation with sovereignty, identity and able to defend itself in any war. Battles such as the Battle of New Orleans strengthened America for the better. Through this seemingly insignificant war came the U.S: stronger than ever commanding other nations to see that the United States of America would stay in this world and would prosper to great
The War of 1812 was an armed conflict between the United States and the most powerful naval force in the world, Great Britain. The war, which would have a great impact among its people began on June 18, 1812 and finalized on February 18, 1815. This disastrous war was a result of a global conflict and Britain’s injustice actions toward America. As the war broke out, both countries faced devastating challenges such as casualties, destructions, and invasions, but in the end the treaty of Ghent would be the resolution and this would then come to be known as the “second war of independence.”
The War of 1812, fought between the United States and Great Britain, Great Britain’s North American colonies, and their Native American Allies, was an unnecessary war that did not need to be fought. The declaration of war by the United States was meant to be a scare tactic to stop British conscription of American merchant sailor’s in to the British Royal Navy and trade prohibition. The war lasted for two and a half years and the outcome of the war was virtually the same as before the war. Most of the reasons for going to war had resolved themselves and no country borders were changed.
However, the War of 1812 was the first time America had ever declared war, and it was somewhat of a farce. The U.S Armed forces at the time were insignificant at the time compared to British troops. The British Navy had a thousand ships while the American Navy had 17 ships. Also, America collected little money, and Britain received 40x more revenue than the U.S. However, Britain was fighting Napoleon and didn’t start kicking America’s butt until 1814 after Napoleon was defeated. Napoleons defeat was the end of impressment since Briton didn't need as many sailors
The Treaty of Ghent was finally ratified which happened on February 17, 1815. This ended what seemed to be the end of the war. It left many of questions that many historians continue to ask but remain unresolved. Even though we do not know the answers, many in the United States celebrated the War of 1812 as a “second war of independence,”. This is the beginning of an era of a partisan agreement and national pride. This Led to the British not listening to the treaty and British trying to attack the New Orleans. America was excited for yet again, the fact that they are not in a
I believe that the war of 1812 was a non-sense war regardless of their differences that they had to begin with. The British won by large, for the simple reason the United States were not prepared to fight with a more powerful Britain. To fight Britain was not only unnecessary; it was also a fight that the United States was going to lose. The British had a much larger concern in their hands. In France, Napoleon was one of the greatest generals and warriors ever. This was a big problem for Britain. I believe that this war should never have been fought, just because a few greedy merchants wanted to start the war. The crazy thing is that both sides gained nothing in this war. Indians fought many wars, but the war of 1812 was the
During the 1800’s Great Britain had one of the strongest naval powers in 19th century. America with their strong naval powers had ran into conflict with the mighty Great Britain. In account of all the different conflicts and causes that these two countries faced it resolved in a war, the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was fought for political, patriotic, and independence reasons. The War changed British/American relations forever. The War gave American’s a historical significance that we will never forget.
22. In 1812 America and Britain went to war. Leading up to this time was a point of bloodshed, belligerent acts, and again political issues. At first the United States was not ready for combat. Although we declared war on Britain we were not equipped for such an extensive battle. We had only 16 battle ships to accommodate Britishes huge fleet. We were meager, ill furnished, and many of our officers knew about warfare. We were not ready. But one the money came and flowed in for the equipment we needed and the more little battles we won against Britain, the stronger we got. We were able to win victories for Lake Erie and New Orleans. We had our national anthem written and our flag held high to say that we won the battles. Without this war, we
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.
The War of 1812 is a war that led to many events in United States history. It was one of the many victories that the United States gained after its independence from Great Britain. Though many do in fact believe that the American victory was not all that much of a celebration. In many of the battles that were fought the United States cut it close.