War Of 1812 Dbq Outline

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The war of 1812 was named for one year but nearly took three to fight. This war played a crucial role in establishing America’s direction and identity in the world. According to Historian Christopher George, The War of 1812 is important because it gave the United States a new standing in the world. This war led America to gain a chance to make a statement and prove that they truly were independent. This war was a test of the nation’s endurance and unity. On June 1st, Madison became the first president to ask congress to declare war. This war would be known as the War of 1812. He states that the reasons for declaring war against the British is due to the British interfering with trade on the high seas, unexpected Indian attacks on the frontier, …show more content…
On the other side of the world, British and America representatives begin peace talks. Another battle took place during this time which is known as The Battle of New Orleans. Andrew Jackson was the man in charge of overseeing the defense of New Orleans with American trips. This was a chance to organize a deep hatred from when he was taken imprisoned by British troops. Jackson’s brother and mother died of disease during his captivity, and this was his time for payback. Jackson was the only man who could save New Orleans. He acts immediately to organize the city’s defenses. Jackson recruits an army that demonstrates Jackson’s charisma to send that message to the British of utter payback. America’s army consisted of regulars, frontiersmen’s, Indians, pirates---a truly diverse accumulation of men all put together by Jackson. Jackson didn’t wait for the British, he immediately attacked first. On the night of December 23rd, 1814, the gun’s open fire as Americans ambushed British camps. During this time, British and Americans come together at the peace table and the treaty of peace is signed on Christmas Eve but it takes four to six weeks to be communicated so that the battle at New Orleans would come to a halt. The British had a very complex plan that didn’t work well in their favor. This was the most climatic showdown of The War of 1812. America was finally on top. Those sailing across the Mississippi got caught in the currents and was the first …show more content…
According to Military Heritage, “The War of 1812 was directly responsible for the United States acquiring Florida and then moving on to realize Manifest Destiny. This war also impacted our neighbors to the North (Canada) and South (Mexico and South America) by the enactment of the Monroe Doctrine” (1). According to the U.S Department of State, Office of the Historian, the colonies of East and West Florida returned back to Spanish control due to the Treaty of Paris. American immigrants then moved into West regions of Florida. This led to the rebellion of American settlers in which they declared independence from Spain (U.S Department of State). According to the U.S Department of State, “President James Madison and Congress used the incident to claim the region, knowing full well that the Spanish government was seriously weakened by Napoleon’s invasion of Spain”. This issue continued to be a problem until the presidency of Monroe and the vice presidency of John Quincy Adams. Territory was gained by the Americans during the War of 1812. Land meant wealth and wealth led to power. America gained an immense amount of independence and power during this

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