They mistakenly took American generals into captivity believing them to be escapees from the British Royal Navy. Americans reacted with the Embargo Act which also negatively affected their own country lowering the quality of their economy. Lasting conflicts that did not originally involve the Americans were also part of the controversy that continued to exist without reason. The Napoleonic Wars unnecessarily involved the U. S. but their desire to spread democracy and republicanism forced them to take actions for France. There are many parts to the War of 1812 and no one of them can be pinpointed back to one country by itself. Each country involved was responsible for the war in its own way. The War of 1812, the “forgotten war”, proved America to be worthy of its respect that it had earned in staying strong and united.
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Feicht, Andy. Causes of the War of 1812 and effects on Canada. The author of the packet that Mr. Feicht gave to the IB HOTA students seems to be a reliable source. It seems that he writes to a scholarly audience interested in learning about the true historical account of any happening in history.
The Napoleon Series. Military Subjects. http://www.napoleon- series.org/military/Warof1812/2006/Issue4/c_myths.html The author of this website is a historian whose intent is to write for those truly interested in a true historical account of a story in history. He has little bias in writing any historical account. He uses some very reliable sources for his