Effects Of The War Of 1812

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Although the American Revolutionary War lasted only from 1775 to 1783, some might argue that the American Revolution lasted from 1754 to 1814. The American Revolution lasted 60 years because that is how long it took for the world as a whole to transform into recognizing America as an independent nation. A revolution is a change. In this case a change in the mindset of the people, not necessarily just during a war. The War of 1812 was the end of the American Revolution because not only did the American people recognize that they were their own nation, but due to earning respect through two defeats of the British, many countries recognized America as its own independent country with their own identity as well. An important aspect of the transformation …show more content…
During the time directly preceding the War of 1812, the American navy was fighting against impressment of American ships by the British. This consistent impressment by the British showed that European powers did not think very highly of America, and the European powers believed they did not have to show any respect to the American people. After Congress declared an official war in 1812, the US was deemed the underdog. This was essential to the ending impact of the War of 1812, because although at the time it may have seemed as though the Congress made an unrealistic decision, the U.S. military proved to the other nations that America deserves the same treatment and regard they show most other large foreign powers. This surprising victories once again tied into the development of the American identity as they created a sense of national pride and obtained the respect of foreign …show more content…
The identity of America is constantly evolving but the revolutionary idea that did end with the conclude with the War of 1812 is the change in mindset of the people under the ideas of their flourishing American identity. Directly following the War of 1812, was James Monroe’s presidency (1817-1825), this was known as a time of great nationalism because the American people were joyed to be under a united democracy and had a great sense of pride directly following the war, understandable considering they had gained the respect of the skeptical foreign nations. This then proves that the basis of their identity had been created and the people were happy to get to live in a world where they were accepted as having their own characteristics and reputations making up, of course, their

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