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5th Period Abstract This paper will be to inform you the brutal war of 1812. This period of time was a very important time in American history it was later to be called “a second independence”. This war is commonly known as the forgotten war.
The Brutal War of 1812 The war of 1812 was mainly a battle between Britain and America. It first started because Great Britain was putting restrictions on America’s trading. The United States suffered many costly defeats at the hands of British. American troops were able to repulse British invasions in New York, Baltimore and New Orleans, boosting national confidence and fostering a new spirit of patriotism. Many in the United States celebrated the War of 1812 as a “second war of independence,” beginning an era of partisan agreement and national pride.
To resolve issues with Great Britain, Washington sent John Jay to the court of Great Britain. The result of this mission was what is known as the Jay Treaty it contained a number of provisions which proved of great advantage to the United States. Under it American vessels were allowed to enter British ports in Europe and the East Indies on equal terms with British vessels. American vessels not more seventy tons were allowed to trade with the British West …show more content…
The Embargo Act was a disaster. Jefferson had thought that Britain and France would be angered when they didn 't get their regular shipments of food, weapons, and other American goods. Instead, the two nations managed to get along without American. The Embargo Act backfired, and American ships sat in American ports. James Madison, was elected president, but before he left office, Jefferson signed a bill repealing the Embargo Act. Madison tried to keep the United States out of the European War. But the more poorly American ships and sailors were treated, the more American people wanted