Ap Us History: After Math 1812 -Ghent Treaty Essay

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was the Ghent Treaty a Failure or a Success in the views of Americans? How Did it affect the country ?

Ghent Treaty: Success or Failure?
The War of 1812 was fought between the new and fragile United States against the British Empire, Canadian Provinces and a few Woodland Indian Tribes. The War of 1812 was an attempt by the Americans to establish their dominance in North America by conquest of the British owned Canadian Provinces. With an under supplied and undermanned army and navy the United States managed to scrape up a stalemate with the British. The British, with the defeat of Napoleon, turn back toward the Old World to establish their presence as the greatest empire in Europe. The Treaty of Ghent was signed by both, the British
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Poets, like Washington Irving and Fennimore Cooper, make a splash in the United States and in the international scene. Artists create a new style called landscape mode. They draw the majestic American landscapes on sideways canvass. Education switched from a British point of view to an American point of view. Textbooks were published by an for Americans. Newly formed magazines, like the New Orleans Review, showcase the more sophisticated life present in the United States. During the War of 1812, there was prisoner by the name of Francis Scott Key. While serving his time as a captured prisoner of war, he sees the American flag torn and battered waving in the wind regally. This flag inspired him to the Star Spangled Banner, America's first and only national anthem.
The American System is another vital outcome of the War of 1812. "The American System" is three pronged system supported by Henry Clay. "The American System" is a political, economical and social powerhouse. It calls for a tariff that protects American markets from being flooded with cheap goods from the Napoleon devastated Europe. It called for twenty to twenty-five percent tariff on goods coming into the United States. This gave a sense of nationalistic boost for the manufactures in New England. Seeing how the Government backed up New England economics, it gave the manufactures a sense of worth, thus giving them motivation for increasing their companies and giving jobs to a

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