The Second War for Independence

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The Second War for Independence

Since the beginning of Thomas Jefferson's presidency, Britain has continually pushed the Jefferson administration to the limit. Britain's opinion of Americans has always been as being an inferior British colony, even though they won the revolution. Britain overstepped the boundaries and took advantage of the Americans once again and it was inevitable that the Americans would have to retaliate. They retaliated against the British colonies, in Upper and Lower Canada in the War of 1812. Americans view the War of 1812 as the second war for independence because of British threats on American sovereignty, prevailing attitudes of American congressman and the natives.

Americans view the War of 1812 as the second war for independence because of British threats on American sovereignty. In 1806, Britain took advantage of the Americans by declaring the Orders in Council Act. The act indicated that any ships carrying goods to France would be seized. This act allowed Britain to seize approximately 1 000 American ships by late 1806. After this act, Brit...

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