War Of 1812 Essay

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The War of 1812, a conflict that was handles between the United States and Great Britain from 1812-1815. This tragedy event led to around 15,000 American deaths and over 8,000 British and Canadian soldiers. The dispute between America taking on Britain would have a massive impact on all the young live’s in America, which causes the future to change for the country. It is said that the British were the reasons for America to be upset with them. The British were attempting to restrict U.S. trade, the Royal Navy’s impressment of American seamen and Americas’s desire to expand its territory (War of 1812, 2023b). The British also supported Native American tribes in the Northwest lands and American expansionism. Besides some success, the United States …show more content…

The invasion was successful in the beginning, American forces were able to capture British outpost of Fort Mackinac and won in the Battle of Detroit. The United States did not stop there with their success, a subsequent attempt to capture Queenston Heights was defeated, and the Americans were forced to retreat back across the border. When this event happened, the British responded with a blockade of the American coast and successful naval engagements, including the capture of the USS Chesapeake by the HMS Shannon. In the year of 1814, the British launched a major invasion on the United States. During the invasion the British was able to successfully capturing Washington, D.C. While taking over Washington D.C, they burnt down the White House and other government buildings. However, their advancement was stopped at the Battle of Baltimore, which gave inspiration to Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Peace talks begun …show more content…

During the negotiations the United States was asked to give up its demands to end impressment, while on the other hand the British had promised to leave Canada’s borders and abandon their efforts on creating the Indian state in the Northwest. On December 24th, 1814, commissioners signed the Treaty of Ghent, which would be ratified the following February (War of 1812, 2023b). On January 8th, 1815, some individuals were unaware of this peace that was signed. British forces mounted a massive attack in the Battle of New Orleans, which only led them to meet with defeat to the future U.S President Andrew Jackson’s army. The battle did most definitely boost morale in the U.S, leaving Americans with the “taste of victory,” even though their country achieved nothing of the pre-war objectives. Despite the war having thousands of American Deaths, the War of 1812 was actually remembered as a “minor” conflict in the United States and in Britain. When it comes to Canadians and Native Americans, they see it as a large turning point in losing struggle to govern themselves. The Treaty of Ghent ended with years of infighting in government and ushered in the so-called “Era of Good Feelings.” (War of 1812, 2023b). Before the conclusion of the War of 1812, there are plenty of interesting facts about this war. In 1905, a grand parade was held to celebrate the life of Hiram Silas Cronk, who died on

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