Why Was The War Of 1812 Important

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The war of 1812 was more significant for the Americans because they told had more interesting and memorable stories about the war. Guidepost #1: Consequences of the war The war of 1812 had lots of memorable consequences for the Americans, some short-term and some long-term. A good consequence of the war is that it helped make America very independent. After the war of 1812, the British separated from America and left them in peace. They even left the American sailors at peace because they didn't want to take over the trade ships anymore. This helped America become a lot more independent just like they had wanted. when the British let the Americans be independent the American started feeling a lot of pride in their country because they battled …show more content…

In guidepost 2 I will be sharing with you one of the stories that I think is significant about the war. One of the stories that I think is significant is that that the Americans only showed their victories. In other words, The Americans only talked about their victories and not the British ones. for example, In the American war maps, it talks about how the Americans did this and how the Americans did that, but it only talks about how they burnt the white house. In fact, the British burning the white house brings me to my next point about the symbolic part of this story. in one of the articles, it talked about a few things from the war that define the Americans and why they like to be looked at like this." It should not blind us to its significance, for it was an important turning point, In addition, it promoted national self-confidence and encouraged the heady expansionism that lay at the heart of American foreign policy for the rest of the century. Finally, the war gave the fledgling republic a host of sayings, symbols, and songs that helped Americans define who they were and where their young republic was headed." One thing from the war that is very symbolic and representative is they made part of there national anthem from the burning of the white house. they put part of the war in their national anthem

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