Why Was The War Of 1812 Important

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The War of 1812 The War of 1812 was a war fought between the United States and Great Britain in which the United States won and defeated Britain, remianing independent from Birtish rule. The war started in 1812 and lasted until 1815 with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. Some of the most famous and important battles fought during the War of 1812 were the Battle of New Orleans, the Battle of Lake Erie and the Battle of Fort Meigs. The War of 1812 was mostly caused by impressment. Impressment was the act in which the British would cpature and enslave American Sailors, forcing them to serve in the British Navy. Another cause of the War of 1812 was Native American attacks in the West. This caused war with Britain because the Native Americans used Bristiah made weapons which showed a possibility of the British supplying them with weapons and encouraging them to attack westward settlers. Warhawks, congressmen from the north and south who advocated war, were also a cause of the War of 1812.…show more content…
Many people started to settle west to help expand pour country. After Birtian's defeat, we came together as a country and wanted to grow. Heroes from the war such as Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison used their fame to run for president. Our victory in the War of 1812 was the start to America's
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