Neither side had settled any of the issues they were originally fighting over, nor had either side technically "won" according to the Treaty of Ghent (1814). The United States did gain some things indirectly from the war though, like another degree of respect from foreign nations and the identification of more war heroes. The war also proved that the Americans were able to survive completely separated from European Affairs. None of these results though were the desired ones from the war. If the Americans would have been able to put aside their regional selfishness and differences, perhaps the War of 1812 would have accomplished more for the United States than it really did
The War of 1812 The war of 1812 is often referred to as the Forgotten War. This is because it is America’s least known war. Although the war of 1812 is the least known, it was also one of the most dangerous wars for America. The war lasted for two and a half years and was a conflict between the United Stated of America and the British Empire. If America lost the war, then the people would become subjects of the British again and if America won the war then it was possible that Canada could be a part of America.
War of 1812 The War of 1812 is one of the forgotten wars of the United States. The war lasted for over two years, and while it ended much like it started: in a stalemate. The invasive actions of the United States failed in almost every attempt to capture Canada. On the other hand, the British army was successfully stopped when it attempted to capture Baltimore and New Orleans. The primary causes of the war were England’s refusal to restrict trading with America, conflict with the Indians, and America’s ambition to expand.
The War of 1812 otherwise known as the “Forgotten War”, was a three year military conflict between America, Britain and their Native allies. It was a relatively small war that arguably shaped a continent for centuries to come. Around the time of 1812 there was tension in and around America because of several controversial acts that Britain had passed out. Because of the Napoleonic Wars Britain had a “You are either with us or you are against us”, approach to other nations. However the British did whatever it took to get out of a war however that could not happen because of what they were doing.
The war was caused by the impressment of American soldiers, blockades on American trade, and Indian slaughters on the American frontier. James Madison launched The War of 1812 so that the United States would not be taken advantage of, but by doing so, he took on an army fifty times bigger than his own. When it looked like America would lose the war, Oliver Hazard Perry turned the tables and won the deciding battle that allowed James Monroe to sign the Treaty of Ghent and bring peace to the two countries. Although the original conflicts were not solved, they dissipated over time. The War of 1812 may not have solved many problems, but it proved to American’s that they could stand together and prevail over injustice.
These all were huge major impacts on the citizens. "Historians continue to debate the causes of the war of 1812. The most recent interpretations describes the wars as "the Second War of Independence" and "the war that forge a nation". (Randall, 19) The causes of the war of 1812 all started with the stopping and searching of Unite States ships bound for Europe by the British Empire who were currently in a war with Napoleonic France. In addition however, British troops were asking sailors ... ... middle of paper ... ...nry.
The War of 1812 has always been a part of American history not very exiting to learn about for most Americans. It was a tumultuous time for the New Republic and some of the battles of the war shamed the new nation. The War of 1812 did not have the same glorious, honorable, and just cause of the American Revolution. The British made fools of the American people and even burned the Capitol and the White House, the centers of American politics, to the ground. However as shameful as the war was, it also had some good benefits and it demonstrated to Great Britain and the rest of the world that the United States of America was its own sovereign nation, and not some British Sphere of Influence.
The issues of Indian lands and the borders around Ohio, Oregon, Maine, and Canada also failed to reach any conclusion in the treaty of Paris. All of these issues remained until, and directly contributed to, the war of 1812. However, it was not only Britain's past actions they angered Americans, it was their current as well. The British navy virtually ruled the Atlantic for a number of years, and they used that power to their advantage as often as possible. During the French-British war, the English began impressing British citizens aboard any foreign vessel.
These events were both direct and indirect. Although The war did not accomplish any of the things that it started out to accomplish, it became a turning point in American history. Most of the issues that America started out fighting for disappeared shortly after the war, just about the same time that the indirect effects of the war were beginning to become noticeable. These direct effects mainly centered around impressment and blockades, while the indirect effects dealt mainly with the rise of Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, and the decline of the Federalists. Following the war, the United States was at peace with Britain.
The most notable of these, the French and Indian War (or the Seven Years’ War), had immediate effects on the relationship between the colonies and Great Britain, leading to the concept of no taxation without representation becoming the motivating force for the American revolutionary movement and a great symbol for democracy amongst the colonies, as Britain tried to tighten their hold on the colonies through various acts and measures. After the French and Indian War, the British were unimpressed with the colonial war efforts and generally assumed they were unable to defend the western frontier, whereas the colonists thought they had done well in all of the wars and were confident that they could defend themselves. This led to conflict between the two nations, brought on by the costs of the wars. Landowners in Britain wanted to reduce the taxes placed upon them. King George III and the Whigs supported a colonial policy that would abandon salutary neglect and force the colonies to support the cost of the British empire.