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Official Causes for The War of 1812 with Britain
Violations of neutral rights including seizure of American ships and impressment of American sailors.
Who was the american president during the war?
James Madison
What prevented America from mounting a substantial attack on British Canada?
Political divisions between the Federalists in New England and the Republicans in the West and the South prevented America from striking Britain at its weakest point: British Canada.
U.S. Navy vs. British Navy
The American navy was no match for the British Ryal Fleet which was able to disrupt shipping and deployed troops which marched on the American Capital in retaliation for the destruction of York in Upper Canada.
What did Federalists do in response to the war?
They met at the Hartford Convention in December 1814, but as they were a minority and divided among themselves they had little hope for success in their hopes to reestablish the power of the Federalist party.
What treaty ended the war of 1812?
The Treaty of Ghent which reestablished prewar borders in the United States.
What major event led many Americans to believe the War of 1812 was a success?
General Andrew Jackson and his troops defeated British forces in New Orleans which gave Americans pride and undercut the Hartford Convention.
Significance of the War of 1812
1. Foreign Respect - U.S. showed the world it could defend itself. 2. End of European Involvement - isolated us from European politics. 3. Nationalism - feeling of national unity. 4. Westward expansion - paved the way for massive migration westward. 5. Growth of Manufacturing - growth of American industry, national self-sufficiency. 6. The Collapse of Federalist Infuence - eliminated the Federalist Party as a factor in American political life.