1812 War 1812 War
Running head: 1812 WAR
Inthe 1812 war, America engaged the Great Britain in a conflict thathad a great impact on the country. Reasons for the war consisted ofAmerica’s wish to expand their territory, and British restrictionon American trade. The United States was greatly attacked by Britainduring the war. The enemy burned down America’s capital city,Washington, in 1814 although they were finally stopped from attackingother American states like Baltimore, and New York[ CITATION JHo12 l 1033 ].America managed to repulse the enemy from conducting more attacks onits states,and this gave them the confidence of winning the war.
The1812 war continued until 1815 when the Treaty of Ghent was drafted toend it. The Treaty came just in time to stop the war although manyquestions remained unanswered. Americans were happy with theirperformance in the war and saw it as a second fight for independence.The war started an era of national pride and partisan agreement[ CITATION Was06 l 1033 ].At the beginning of the 19thcentury, the Great Britain was entangled in a war with Napoleon andto stop the supplies from getting to the enemy both of them triedblocking Americans from doing trade with any of them.
Britainmade the first attempt by passing court orders that demanded theneutral countries have a license before making trade agreements withFrance[ CITATION Hur06 l 1033 ].AmericanCongress reversed Jefferson’s trade restriction Act, which hurt itseconomy more than France or Britain. The new law outlawed trade withFrance and Britain, but it was not effective.
Thenew Trade Act stated that any country that ended trade restrictionwith America would not be victimized, but would continue trading withAmerica. Napoleon ended the trade with Britain. Meanwhile, newCongress members were pushing for war because of British oppressionof the American Army. The Ghent Treaty finally resolved the war.
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