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Hishesh Amatya Prof. Karl E. Johnson U.S. HIST-101-01 28th Oct 2017 The War of 1812 The War of 1812, also commonly taken as the Second War of Independence is one of the most undiscovered conflicts in the history of America. This war was also one of the strangest yet controversial wars in the American history. The United States of America took on the greatest powerhouse of the time, Great Britain supported by the native Indians and the Canada. “This war lasted for two years involving most American men of fighting age. More than 200,000 Americans were involved in the war out of total population of approximately 350,000 and about half served in the Continental Army under Washington’s …show more content…

Actors like David “Davy” Crockett, Johnny Horton and Lawyer Francis Scott Key became some of the stars of the war-period. Crockett who was a 19th- century American folk hero and politician represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and also joined the state militia to fight against the Native-Indians. Crockett also served in the militia under the then future President Andrew Jackson later served as a sergeant during Jackson’s war campaign in Spanish Florida. Crockett’s works and plays made him a popular and inspirational hero. Like Crockett, in 1959 Johnny Horton a country-western star became the hero of the public for his work. He created a surprising ballot titled Battle of New Orleans to highlight the victory that Americans’ had over the British in the New Orleans. Not just actors but Lawyer Francis Scott Key also became a hero during the war. He jotted down thoughts words that had switched his mind while watching the bombardment that British was doing over Baltimore Harbor. Then this poem was crafted and polished and said to known as drinking Anacreon in heaven, this song not only became America’s national anthem for 116 years but also had an immediate effect on the emotional and political climate in the country. “Further, the war also helped drive four men into Presidency. They were Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, James Monroe and William Henry Harrison. Also three men Daniel D. Tompkins, John C. Calhoun, and Richard M. Johnson were introduced into the vice-Presidency. The war also gave essential lift to the political or military careers of other men” (Donald R. Hickey,

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